The Pathology Of Normalcy

October 15, 2010|
The Pathology Of Normalcy by Erich Fromm
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"The Pathology of Normalcy examines the very definitions of mental health and mental sickness in modern-day society. Sections consist of lectures about frame of reference when evaluating mental health, the intersection of alienation and mental health issues, and even the interplay between psychological and economic theory, as he deconstructs the weaknesses of Marxist Socialism and explains why it has been largely rejected in modern America. Of particular interest is the self-evident section "Is Man Lazy by Nature?," which strives to understand how humankind can best overcome its own tendencies toward inertia. [The American Mental Health Foundation''s Fromm titles] are timely, directly relevant to modern psychological and social issues, and bring absolutely invaluable humanist messages to temper psychology''s scientific and healing discipline. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections." -Midwest Book Review A brilliant meditation on mental health in the modern world; alienation and mental health; ways to overcome "the insane society"; a comprehensive analysis of prevailing concepts of mental health against Fromm''s views on overcoming destructive narcissism and social determinants of mental health; and a look at humankind''s alleged passivity in relation to dreams, child development, and psychology.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory. His best known work, Escape from Freedom (1941), focuses on the human urge to seek a source of authority and control upon reachin...
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Title:The Pathology Of Normalcy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:October 15, 2010
Publisher:American Mental Health Foundation
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590561843

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