Offering vivid portrayals of the major players in the humanistic psychology movement is Joyce Milton's The Road to Malpsychia: Humanistic Psychology and Our Discontents. This cultural movement which sprouted from an impatience with human limitations and a desire to put the self at the center of the universe had its heyday in the 1960s. Milton (The First Partner: Hilary Rodham Clinton) writes about psychologist Abraham Maslow, the movement's prophet, and of its followers, including Carl Rogers, a Californian who instructed people to get in touch with the dark impulses of their true selves.'
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It's easy enough to find fault with this book: it's poorly organized, there is a lot of material in it (on Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict, for instance) that does not belong, and... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2003 by Werner Cohn
Ms Milton admits to her anger at humanistic psychology, so she attacks without understanding. She does not seem to grasp even some of the basic concepts of the people's work she... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Erich E. Geary
The author captures very well the ambience of the '50s, '60s and '70s. She describes the extraordinary influence on American culture of such humanists as Rogers, Maslow, and Leary,... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2002 by Anton Hardy
"In her later years Mead transformed herself into a Druid-priestess figure who invariably wore earth-toned dresses, a flowing cape and Hobbit-like shoes. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002
This book reflects on pop culture and the way it developed from the Progressive era of the late 1800's into the 60's. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2002 by Eugene A Jewett
I enjoyed this book for its gossipy quality (did you know, for example, that Ruth Benedict was devastated by her husband's sexual rejection? Read morePublished on July 28 2002 by Cathy
For decades, I wondered where the strange ideas were coming from. Who on earth started the first encounter group where we were told to bare our souls in front of people we... Read morePublished on July 27 2002 by Martha B. Banks