|About the Book|
Liberation Psychology carries forward the tradition of Abraham Maslow and Martin Seligman in advancing the ideas of self-actualization and positive psychology.We will realize our human potential only by acquiring and mastering the technologiesMoreLiberation Psychology carries forward the tradition of Abraham Maslow and Martin Seligman in advancing the ideas of self-actualization and positive psychology.We will realize our human potential only by acquiring and mastering the technologies available for managing both the automatic inclinations of our native minds and our habits of dealing with the human environment.The Automatic Mind, however, is a big horse, and the Self a small rider. As riders, we face a simple choice. We will either learn how to ride, or we will be dragged wherever that horse is spooked into going. There is no third option. This book is intended as a riding manual of sorts, a training manual in the skills of mind management.The technologies described here have been constructed from the following sources:- Evolutionary and developmental biology- Cognitive neuroscience- Psychology - in its research and its clinical applications- Greco-Roman moral philosophy,- Thirty years spent providing counseling, psychological assessment and management development training- That naturalistic observation and cultivated inference upon which we all rely.You will find the book to:- Focus on manifestly important issues- Present ideas that are interesting, novel and useful- Be seasoned with irony and wit, as in banter between Reader and Author- Be enlivened by apt and entertaining cartoons- Occasionally be a wee bit demanding – because it articulates a set of new concepts- Call up in you ideals you cherish and long to join with others in championing.As you read through the book I believe you will find it to be true that it offersIDEAS YOUR MIND WILL USELook for the blog in support of Liberation Psychology directly, and by mid-year of 2015 the website, www.liberationpsy.com, an actualization community through which we can share our ongoing explorations toward better managing these minds of ours and realizing our human potential.