Synopses & Reviews
Featuring a new introduction by Dr. Stanley Krippnercoeditor of the best-selling Broken Images, Broken Selvesthis expanded edition of The Dilemma of Psychology reveals why more than 100 years of psychology and armies of psychotherapists have not helped to solve humanity's most pressing issues. Uncompromising, yet with a deep passion for his field, Lawrence LeShan talks about the expectations that rose with the birth of psychology, how the new science started off on the wrong foot, and why it might still be the only tool to solve the deepest issues of our time: war, pollution, and overpopulation. In order to improve the human condition, LeShan argues, psychology has to make humanity and human life its focus. Witty and full of imaginative examples.
This volume explores why more than 100 years of psychology and armies of psychotherapists have not helped to solve humanity's most pressing issues. Lawrence LeShan discusses why psychology might still be the only tool to solve the deepest issues of our time: war, pollution and overpopulation.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-181) and index.
This visionary road map to a more authentic, more vital psychology will fascinate anyone concerned about the mental health of today's society.
About the Author
Lawrence LeShan is a psychologist, educator, and author or co-author of eleven books, including The Psychology of War; The Medium, The Mystic, and The Physicist (both with Helios Press); and the popular How to Meditate. He has worked as clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher for more than 50 years, including six years of psychological service in the U.S. Army. He holds a M. S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago and has taught at Roosevelt University, Pace College, and the New School for Social Research, among other. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the United States, and Israel, and his books have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New York City.