• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress (Paperback)
  • The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress (Paperback)
zoom

The Origins of Unhappiness: A New Understanding of Personal Distress (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 24/08/2015
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

It is the main argument of this book that emotional and psychological distress is often brought about through the operation of social-environmental powers which have their origin at a considerable distance from those ultimately subjected to them. On the whole, psychology has concerned itself very little with the field of power which stretches beyond our immediate relations with each other, and this has led to serious limitations on the explanatory power of the theories it has produced. To illustrate this, typical cases of patient distress in the 1980s are examined. The decade when the right-wing of politics proclaimed there was no such thing as society gave rise to psychological distress across social classes, as long-standing societal institutions were dismantled.This is as much a work of sociology, politics, and philosophy, as it is of psychology. Fundamentals of an environmental understanding of distress are outlined. A person is the interaction of a body with the environment. The environment is structured by material power. Power may be coercive, economic, or ideological. Power operates at a varying distance from the person. It is always experienced proximally, but may well originate distally.The operation of power also means the ability of therapy to deal with distress is limited. Therapy essentially consists of three potentially effective elements: provision of comfort; clarification; and encouragement in the use of available powers and resources.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781782202875
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Act Made Simple
Added to basket
£35.00
Paperback
Basic Freud
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy
Added to basket
Introducing Jung
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
An Introduction to the Therapeutic Frame
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist
Added to basket
Next Steps in Counselling Practice
Added to basket
Introducing Psychotherapy
Added to basket
Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Jung: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.