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Patrick M. Whitehead is assistant professor of psychology at Albany State University.
Preface Introduction Chapter 1: The Cult of Humanism in Psychology Chapter 2: Problem One: Nature’s DivisionsChapter 3: The Importance of Resolving this Division for Humanistic Ecopsychology Chapter 4: Problem Two: Rejecting Non-Subjective forms of Inquiry Chapter 5: Subjectivity as a Nonhuman Attribute: All Nature as Flesh Chapter 6: Problem Three: Rejecting Posthuman Possibilities Chapter 7: Recognizing how Technology has Shaped Human Being: Towards a Post-Humanisitc Psychology Chapter 8: The Radical Edge: Object-Oriented Psychology or, the Psychology of Things References
About the Author
Dr. Whitehead’s contribution with this book is vital and timely in a day and age where the propensity is to establish false dichotomies. Psychology, at large, typically does not display a strong appetite for deep theoretical and critical reflection on its own subject matter, methodologies, or epistemic stances. Any form of critical analysis often ends abruptly, eschewing any substantive attempt at further synthesis. Psychology, in its current form, is a house divided against itself. Nonetheless, these divisions are often arbitrary, myopic, and harmful to the craft. Unifying these theoretical divisions takes, beyond a skilled intellect, a sense of humility and candor from visionary psychologist. I consider myself lucky to observe the progression of Dr. Whitehead’s views on these ideas. Psychologists and students of the discipline will benefit from navigating the progression of these ideas, as well.
— Gary Senecal, College of the Holly Cross
In this provocative book, Patrick Whitehead argues persuasively for a path beyond traditional dichotomies that have plagued humanistic psychology for decades, one that will potentially establish a successor field, that of post-humanistic psychology.
— John L. Roberts, University of West Georgia