Rationality Reconsidered

Author: Astrid Wagner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110454041
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The topic of rationality is treated in a perspective that integrates elements of philosophy of language, ratiovitalism, phenomenology, pragmatism, and philosophy of life. The approach is inspired by Ortega y Gasset and Wittgenstein. The contributions focus on: dynamics of belief and knowledge, the role of world-pictures and forms of life, questions regarding certainty, ignorance, doubt, and madness, as well as matters of pluralism and relativism.

Health Assets in a Global Context

Author: Antony Morgan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441959218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As global health inequities continue to widen, policymakers are redoubling their efforts to address them. Yet the effectiveness and quality of these programs vary considerably, sometimes resulting in the reverse of expected outcomes. While local political issues or cultural conflicts may play a part in these situations, an important new book points to a universal factor: the prevailing deficit model of assessing health needs, which puts disadvantaged communities on the defensive while ignoring their potential strengths. The asset model proposed in Health Assets in a Global Context International Health and Development offers a necessary complement to the problem-focused framework by assessing multiple levels of health-promoting aspects in populations, and promoting joint solutions between communities and outside agencies. The book provides not only rationales and methodologies (e.g., measuring resilience and similar elusive qualities) but also concrete examples of asset-based initiatives in use across the world on the individual and community levels.

Tent of Miracles

Author: Jorge Amado
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299186449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Psychosis Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Postwar USA

Author: Orna Ophir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317584899
Format: PDF
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Covering the last four decades of the 20th century, this book explores the unwritten history of the struggles between psychoanalysis and psychiatry in postwar USA, inaugurated by the neosomatic revolution, which had profound consequences for the treatment of psychotic patients. Analyzing and synthesizing major developments in this critical and clinical field, Orna Ophir discusses how leading theories redefined what schizophrenia is and how to treat it, offering a fresh interpretation of the nature and challenges of the psychoanalytic profession. The book also considers the internal dynamics and conflicts within mental health organizations, their theoretical paradigms and therapeutic practices. Opening a timely debate, considering both the continuing relevance and the inherent limitations of the psychoanalytic approach, the book demonstrates how psychoanalysts reinterpreted their professional identity by formalizing and disseminating knowledge among their fellow practitioners, while negotiating with neighboring professions in the medical fields, such as psychiatry, pharmacology and the burgeoning neurosciences. Chapters explore the ways in which psychoanalysts constructed – and also transgressed upon – the boundaries of their professional identity and practice as they sought to understand schizophrenia and treat its patients. The book argues that among the many relationships psychoanalysis sustained with psychiatry, some weakened their own social role as service providers, while others made the theory and practice of psychoanalysis a viable contender in the jurisdictional struggles between professions. Psychosis, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Postwar USA will appeal to researchers, academics, graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the medical humanities and the history of science and ideas. It will also be of interest to clinicians, health care professionals and other practitioners.

Strategic Brand Management

Author: Kevin Lane Keller
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273737880
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Strategic Brand Management 2e provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subjects of brands, brand equity, and strategic brand management. Strategic brand management involves the design and implementation of marketing programmes and activities to build, measure, and manage brand equity. The book aims to provide managers with concepts and techniques to improve the long-term profitability of their brand strategies. It incorporates current thinking and developments on these topics from both academics and industry participants. It also combines a comprehensive theoretical foundation with numerous practical insights to assist managers in their day-to-day and long-term brand decisions.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology

Author: Michael W. Eysenck
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631192572
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychologyd, now available in paperback, provides a comprehensive and in-depth account of the discipline, in 140 alphabetically arranged entries. Entries, written by specialists in each field, are encyclopedic in style and written at considerable length to cover most of the more important areas to which cognitive psychology has made a major contribution. Subject areas dealth with include decision making, developmental psychology, emotion, intelligence, language, personality, and social psychology. All entries include suggestions for further reading, and the Dictionary has a comprehensive index. The ways in which the cognitive approach has revolutionized applied psychology are also discussed.

In Northern Spain

Author: Hans Gadow
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376521450
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