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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

At Play in the Fields of the Mind: Personal Myths as Fields of Information
At play in the fields of the mind: Personal myths as fields of information

Mythological symbols touch and exhilarate centers of life beyond the reach of the vocabularies of reason and coercion.

J.Campbell (Creative Mythology, 1968)

THE RECOGNITION that personal myths shape individual behavior in a manner analogous to the way in which cultural myths influence social behavior has been gaining currency within psychology (Bagarozzi & Anderson, 1989; Feinstein, 1979, 1997; Gullestad, 1995; Hartocollis & Graham, 1991; Krippner, 1990, 1994; Larsen, 1976, 1990; Lukoff, 1997; McAdams, 1993). A comprehensive theory of human development based on the individual's evolving mythology potently integrates the cultural and spiritual dimensions of experience into the biological and psychodynamic foundations of ...

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