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Nature heals : The psychological essays of Paul Goodman / edited by Taylor Stoehr.

By: Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, NY : Free Life Editions, ©1977. Edition: 1st edDescription: xxiv, 259 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0914156187 :Subject(s): Psychology | Psychoanalysis | Psychology, PathologicalDDC classification: 150/.19/5 LOC classification: BF149 | .G66 1977Summary: Paul Goodman was one of the founders and major theoreticians of the Gestalt Therapy movement, as well as a practicing psychotherapist for many years. He constantly sought to understand the nature of our selves and our society. "Our misery seems so ingrained that it calls fos an explanation from essential natures." Nature Heals contains Goodman's most important writings on psychology, including his critiques of Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, his discussions of agression, racism, sex, ethics and other areas of modern psychopathology. Of particular interest is his appraisal of the special problems of writers, and his notes on his own self-analysis. Nature Heals stands alone as perceptive psychological writing. These essays also help us understand the underpinnings of Goodman's political and literary visions. The pieces - some of them published here for the first time - have been selected and introduced by Taylor Stoehr, Goodman's biographer and one of his literary executors. Paul Goodman was born in New York City in 1911, and died 1972. He received his doctorate in humanities from the Universtity of Chicago, and taught and lectured at various schools, including Sarah Lawrence and Black Mountain College. A novelist, social commentator, poet, literary critic and psychologist, he was consistently controversial and thought-provoking. Goodman's writings have appeared widely, and his best-know books include Growing Up Absurd, The Empire City, Compulsory Mis-education, and Gestalt Therapy. (Jaquette du livre)
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Paul Goodman was one of the founders and major theoreticians of the Gestalt Therapy movement, as well as a practicing psychotherapist for many years. He constantly sought to understand the nature of our selves and our society. "Our misery seems so ingrained that it calls fos an explanation from essential natures."

Nature Heals contains Goodman's most important writings on psychology, including his critiques of Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, his discussions of agression, racism, sex, ethics and other areas of modern psychopathology. Of particular interest is his appraisal of the special problems of writers, and his notes on his own self-analysis.

Nature Heals stands alone as perceptive psychological writing. These essays also help us understand the underpinnings of Goodman's political and literary visions. The pieces - some of them published here for the first time - have been selected and introduced by Taylor Stoehr, Goodman's biographer and one of his literary executors.

Paul Goodman was born in New York City in 1911, and died 1972. He received his doctorate in humanities from the Universtity of Chicago, and taught and lectured at various schools, including Sarah Lawrence and Black Mountain College. A novelist, social commentator, poet, literary critic and psychologist, he was consistently controversial and thought-provoking. Goodman's writings have appeared widely, and his best-know books include Growing Up Absurd, The Empire City, Compulsory Mis-education, and Gestalt Therapy.

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