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Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation

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”Proteanism”—or the protean self—describes a psychological phenomenon integral to our times. We live in a world marked by breathtaking historical change and instantaneous global communication. Our lives seem utterly unpredictable: there are few absolutes. Rather than collapsing under these threats and pulls, Robert Jay Lifton tells us, the self turns out to be remarkably resilient. Like the Greek god Proteaus, who was able to change shape in response to crisis, we create new psychological combinations, immersing ourselves in fresh and surprising endeavors over our lifetimes.

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”Proteanism”—or the protean self—describes a psychological phenomenon integral to our times. We live in a world marked by breathtaking historical change and instantaneous global communication. Our liv

About the Author

Robert Jay Lifton is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival. Dr. Lifton is the author of many books, including The Nazi Doctors and Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won the National Book Award.

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ISBN:
9780465064212
Author:
Lifton, Robert Jay
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Lifton, Robert J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology: Personality Disorders
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 12.2 oz

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