Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept

Written By Wynn Schwartz
Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 May 2019
  • ISBN : 0128139862
  • Pages : 281 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept written by Wynn Schwartz which was release on 21 May 2019, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept maps the common ground of behavioral science. The absence of a shared foundation has given us fragmentation, a siloed state of psychological theory and practice. And the science? The integrity of choice, accountability, reason, and intention are necessary commitments at the cornerstone of civilization and any person-centered psychotherapy, but when taught along with a “scientific requirement for reductionism and determinism, reside in contradictory intellectual universes. Peter Ossorio developed the Person Concept to remedy these problems. This book is an introduction to his work and the community of scientists, scholars, and practitioners of Descriptive Psychology. Ossorio offered these maxims that capture the discipline’s spirit: 1. The world makes sense, and so do people. They make sense to begin with. 2. It’s one world. Everything fits together. Everything is related to everything else. 3. Things are what they are and not something else instead. 4. Don’t count on the world being simpler than it has to be. The Person Concept is a single, coherent concept of interdependent component concepts: Individual Persons; Behavior as Intentional Action; Language and Verbal Behavior; Community and Culture; and World and Reality. Descriptive Psychology uses preempirical, theory-neutral formulations and methods, to make explicit the implicit structure of the behavioral sciences. The goal is a framework with a place for what is already known with room for what is yet to be found. Provides a way to compare theories, coordinate empirical findings, and negotiate competent disagreement Offers guidance for effective case formulation and integration of therapies Explores the dilemmas of personhood and the complexities of human and nonhuman action, investigating "what is a person, and how can we be sure?" Follows the implications of Hedonics, Prudence, Ethics, and Aesthetics as intrinsic perspectives and reasons for action Applies these concepts to personality and social dynamics, consciousness, relationship change, emotional behavior, deliberation, and judgment Provides a guide to establishing and restoring empathy--especially when it's difficult

Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept

Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept
  • Author : Wynn Schwartz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Total pages : 281
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept maps the common ground of behavioral science. The absence of a shared foundation has given us fragmentation, a siloed state of psychological theory and practice. And the science? The integrity of choice, accountability, reason, and intention are necessary commitments at the cornerstone of civilization ...

Advances in Descriptive Psychology

Advances in Descriptive Psychology
  • Author : Descriptive Psychology Press
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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The Social Construction of the Person

The Social Construction of the Person
  • Author : K.J. Gergen,K.E. Davis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : This volume grew out of a discussion between the editors at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology meeting in Nashville in 1981. For many years the Society has played a leading role in encouraging rigorous and sophisticated research. Yet, our discussion that day was occupied with what seemed a major problem ...

Persons Behavior and the World

Persons  Behavior  and the World
  • Author : Mary McDermott Shideler
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 353
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : This is the first comprehensive survey of Descriptive Psychology. It provides a systematic account of the basic formulations and characteristic methodologies of this discipline which was developed by Peter G. Ossorio of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Ossorio defines Descriptive Psychology as "a set of systematically related concepts ...

Respect for Thought

Respect for Thought
  • Author : Tobias G. Lindstad,Erik Stänicke,Jaan Valsiner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-10
  • Total pages : 422
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : This book explores and provides an overview of the Norwegian psychologist Jan Smedslund's life work on Psycho-logic. His contributions to science have been radical not only in challenging the empirical foundation of psychology, but also in seeking to develop a viable alternative. This book brings together various reflections on his ...

Descriptive Psychology and Historical Understanding

Descriptive Psychology and Historical Understanding
  • Author : W. Dilthey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 147
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Perhaps no philosopher has so fully explored the nature and conditions of historical understanding as Wilhelm Dilthey. His work, conceived overall as a Critique of Historical Reason and developed through his well-known theory of the human studies, provides concepts and methods still fruitful for those concerned with analyzing the human ...

Bullying

Bullying
  • Author : Cheryl E. Sanders,Gary D. Phye
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 261
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where children have either perpetrated or been the victims of violence in the schools. Often times the children who perpetrated the violence had been the victims of school bullying. If bullying once was a matter of extorting lunch money ...

Encyclopedia of Trauma

Encyclopedia of Trauma
  • Author : Charles R. Figley
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Total pages : 904
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Summary : Trauma is defined as a sudden, potentially deadly experience, often leaving lasting, troubling memories. Traumatology (the study of trauma, its effects, and methods to modify effects) is exploding in terms of published works and expanding in terms of scope. Originally a narrow specialty within emergency medicine, the field now extends ...

The Critique of Psychology

The Critique of Psychology
  • Author : Thomas Teo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-07-18
  • Total pages : 240
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Summary : Closely paralleling the history of psychology is the history of its critics, their theories, and their contributions. The Critique of Psychology is the first book to trace this alternate history, from a unique perspective that complements the many existing empirical, theoretical, and social histories of the field. Thomas Teo cogently ...

Life in the Glory of Its Radiating Manifestations

Life in the Glory of Its Radiating Manifestations
  • Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Total pages : 590
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Western thought is surging, on the rebound from centuries of a merely background interest. Life is presenting crucial challenges to the human mind in science, technology, culture and social existence; challenges which reach the core of existence, human destiny, and the very meaningfulness - the human significance of life itself. ...

The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology

The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology
  • Author : Edmund Husserl
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Total pages : 405
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Summary : The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Husserl's last great work, is important both for its content and for the influence it has had on other philosophers. In this book, which remained unfinished at his death, Husserl attempts to forge a union between phenomenology and existentialism. Husserl provides not ...

The Challenges of Cultural Psychology

The Challenges of Cultural Psychology
  • Author : Gordana Jovanovi?,Lars Allolio-Näcke,Carl Ratner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : This book considers cultural psychology from historical, theoretical, and epistemological perspectives, building an understanding of cultural psychology as a human science and moving beyond the nature-culture dichotomy. The unique collection of chapters seeks to advance the field of cultural psychology by reviving its historical legacies and arguing for its social ...

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology

A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychology
  • Author : Richard T. G. Walsh,Thomas Teo,Angelina Baydala
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Total pages : 728
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Presents a fresh perspective that explores the development of psychology as both a human and a natural science....

Introduction to Logic and Theory of Knowledge

Introduction to Logic and Theory of Knowledge
  • Author : Edmund Husserl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-08-26
  • Total pages : 479
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Claire Ortiz Hill The publication of all but a small, unfound, part of the complete text of the lecture course on logic and theory of knowledge that Edmund Husserl gave at Göttingen during the winter semester of 1906/07 became a reality in 1984 with the publication of Einleitung in die Logik ...

The Ethics of Wilfrid Sellars

The Ethics of Wilfrid Sellars
  • Author : Jeremy Randel Koons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0128139862
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Summary : Wilfrid Sellars’s ethical theory was rich and deeply innovative. On Sellars’s view, moral judgments express a special kind of shared intention. Thus, we should see Sellars as an early advocate of an expressivism of plans and intentions, and an early theorist of collective intentionality. He supplemented this theory ...