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  • The Inkblotsby Damion Searls

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 28.00

    The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test   In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic... more...

  • Deutschsprachige Psychologinnen und Psychologen 1933?1945by Uwe Wolfradt; Elfriede Billmann-Mahecha; Armin Stock

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 41.92

    Mehr als 300 Kurzbiographien mit Werkbezug geben über 80 Jahre nach der Machtübernahme durch die Nationalsozialisten Aufschluss über Psychologinnen und Psychologen, die von dem damaligen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Wandel betroffen waren. Einige wurden aufgrund ihrer Herkunft oder politischen Überzeugung in die Emigration gezwungen und mussten... more...

  • Emotions in the History of Witchcraftby Laura Kounine; Michael Ostling

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 119.31

    Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present. Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. Witch-trials in turn are emotionally driven by the grief of alleged... more...

  • Persönlichkeits- und Differentielle Psychologieby Georg Eckardt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 20.51

    In diesem Buch werden Quellentexte zur Vorgeschichte und Geschichte der Persönlichkeits- und Differentiellen Psychologie vorgestellt und kommentiert. Auf diese Weise erhält der Leser/ die Leserin ein authentisches Bild von der historischen Entwicklung des Faches. Die Quellentexte enthalten prototypische Arbeiten über theoretische und fachmethodische... more...

  • Battlefield Emotions 1500-1800by Erika Kuijpers; Cornelis van der Haven

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 84.91

    This book explores changes in emotional cultures of the early modern battlefield. Military action involves extraordinary modes of emotional experience and affective control of the soldier, and it evokes strong emotional reactions in society at large. While emotional experiences of actors and observers may differ radically, they can also be tightly... more...

  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychologyby Brad Piekkola

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 38.00

    This book will help students demonstrate a thorough understanding of the history of psychology, as well as the subject?s complex theoretical and sometimes controversial philosophical foundations.   more...

  • The Age of Stressby Mark Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 34.99

    An exploration of the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world. Reveals how the science that legitimates and fuels current anxieties about stress has been shaped by a wide range of socio-political and cultural, as well as biological, factors: stress is both a condition and a metaphor. more...

  • Psychiatry Interrogatedby Bonnie Burstow

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.36

    This edited volume is an anthology of institutional ethnography (IE) inquiries into psychiatry?the first ever to be written.  It focuses on a large variety of different geographic locations and constitutes a major contribution to anti/critical psychiatry, as well as institutional ethnography.  Themes include the DSM, the use and protection... more...

  • Violent Reverberationsby Vigdis Broch-Due; Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.53

    The contributions to this volume map the surprisingly multifarious circumstances in which trauma is invoked ? as an analytical tool, a therapeutic term or as a discursive trope. By doing so, we critically engage the far too often individuating aspects of trauma, as well as the assumption of a universal somatic that is globally applicable to contexts... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Cultureby Yochai Ataria; David Gurevitz; Haviva Pedaya; Yuval Neria

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.53

    This lofty volume analyzes a circular cultural relationship: not only how trauma is reflected in cultural processes and products, but also how trauma itself acts as a critical shaper of literature, the visual and performing arts, architecture, and religion and mythmaking. The political power of trauma is seen through US, Israeli, and Japanese art... more...