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Att skapa sin värld: människan speglad i äldre och nyare psykologi

(2003)
Abstract
The title refers to a subjectivistic theory on which this book is based. The theory presupposes that the psychological essence of a person is represented, not by reified traits, but by continuous series of adaptive pulses or perceptgeneses out of which reality is shaped. Eventually these pulses may acquire a typical p rofile or structure by way of which the person´s quintessence can ba captured. The theory is outlined in chapter 1 and the instruments used for its empirical application, in chapter 2. Creativity, a central topic in this context, is dealt with at some length in chapter 3. Since perceptgeneses are supposed to go on outside awareness the problem of subliminality is a natural part of the book´s agenda (chapter 4). Many of the... (More)
The title refers to a subjectivistic theory on which this book is based. The theory presupposes that the psychological essence of a person is represented, not by reified traits, but by continuous series of adaptive pulses or perceptgeneses out of which reality is shaped. Eventually these pulses may acquire a typical p rofile or structure by way of which the person´s quintessence can ba captured. The theory is outlined in chapter 1 and the instruments used for its empirical application, in chapter 2. Creativity, a central topic in this context, is dealt with at some length in chapter 3. Since perceptgeneses are supposed to go on outside awareness the problem of subliminality is a natural part of the book´s agenda (chapter 4). Many of the instruments used to uncover the processes shaping reality are particularly sensitive to anxiety which is the topic of chapter 5. The second half of the book is more personal and hence more polemical, the polemics mainly directed att the remnants of behavioristic thinking still marring many aspects of contemporary psychology. A retrospective illumination of the once fashionable but also controversial perception/personality approach is also included as is a faked interview with two leading representatives of 20th century psychology. The concluding question is what the 21st century psychology should look like. (Less)
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Smith, Gudmund LU
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156 pages
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Carlsson Bokförlag
ISBN
91-7203-524-2
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Swedish
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yes
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