General Psychopathology, Volume 2

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JHU Press, Nov 18, 1997 - Psychology - 922 pages
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In 1910, Karl Jaspers wrote a seminal essay on morbid jealousy in which he laid the foundation for the psychopathological phenomenology that through his work and the work of Hans Gruhle and Kurt Schneider, among others, would become the hallmark of the Heidelberg school of psychiatry. In General Psychopathology, his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that in the realm of the human, the explanation of behavior through the observation of regularity and patterns in it ( Erklärende Psychologie) must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings ( Verstehende Psychologie).

 

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I had the good fortune to encounter this work when I was a psychiatric resident 40 years ago at Temple University. Karl Jaspers had a better grasp of psychic life than anyone else I read and than all but a few clinicians I have known. His work will be studied and appreciated by front line psychiatrists long after DSM is forgotten. I am just tickled to have lived long enough to be able to carry the digital version with me as I travel to various offices!
William S. Greenfield, M.D.
 

Contents

Speech 185
451
Causal events are extraconscious events 457
457
Hysteria 401
459
EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT AND OF THE BODY ON PSYCHIC LIFE
463
Poisons
466
Somatic findings in psychosis 246
473
Cerebral processes
478
Basic patterns of meaning 340
486
The individual life as a biological event
681
b Typical course of an illness attack phase period process
687
Selfreflection 347
694
i The connection between intended and unintended events 351
702
The Abnormal Psyche in Society and History
709
Introduction 251
716
Attention and fluctuations in consciousness 140
719
Investigations into population occupation class urban rural
722

Chapter
497
Introduction
507
Application of Genetics to psychopathology
513
MEANINGFUL OBJECTIVE PHENOMENA
519
4 Return to empirical statistics of a temporary character
528
THE EXPLANATORY THEORIESTHEIR MEANING AND VALUE
530
Examples of theory formation in psychopathology 534
534
The sources of our ability to understand and the task of
539
b Psychopathology and psychology 3
546
Critique of theorising in general
547
The Conception of the Psychic Life as a Whole
556
h The psychic profile the psychogram
562
THE SYNTHESIS OF DISEASE ENTITIES NOSOLOGIE
563
Basic classifications in the total field of psychic illness
573
The psychophysical basis for performance 198
574
Symptomcomplexes syndromes
582
Connections with a meaningful content 317
586
Some basic concepts 6
589
The actual flow of psychic life 208
596
Classification of illnesses Diagnostic schema
604
The individual in the world 35
607
Fruitful significance of the discrepancies
613
THE HUMAN SPECIES EIDOLOGIE
617
Sex constitution Race
621
Intelligence 214
622
Awareness of objects
623
c Sexual disorders
630
Race
668
THE OBJECTIVE PERFORMANCES OF PSYCHIC LIFE LEISTUNGSPSYCHO
671
Investigation guided by the idea of the individual 674
674
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
678
Psychopathology of Mind
728
possession psychic epidemics witchcraft
734
Psychopathology in retrospect
747
3 Ultimate basic knowledge 354
748
EXPRESSION OF THE PSYCHE THROUGH BODY AND MOVEMENT
750
The problem of the nature of man
756
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND THEIR
767
Psychiatry and Philosophy
768
The concept of health and illness
779
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND THEIR SPECIFIC MECHANISMS
788
5 The meaning of medical practice
790
Prejudice and presupposition 16
813
Appendix
825
fc Working through the effects of acute psychoses 416
841
Prognosis
842
Sleep and hypnosis 144
848
CHAPTER VIII
855
Name Index
861
General Index
869
4 Methods
875
Delusion and Awareness of reality 93
876
a Psychogenic reactions Erlebnisreaktionen 367
884
PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGYLEISTUNGSPSYCHOLOGIE
890
The study of physiognomy 259
891
Awareness of the self
893
d Suggestion 376
894
a Subjective and objective psychology 155
899
Transformation of the personal world 280
907
8 Phenomena of selfreflection 131
912
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Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a founder of existentialism, studied law and medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and received his M.D. in 1909. He taught psychiatry and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His books include Psychology of World Views, and Philosophy.

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