Cultivating Minds

Identity as Meaning-making Practice

Author: Urs Fuhrer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307130

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

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Cultivating Minds is a ground-breaking unification of the ideas of Simmel and contemporary perspectives in cultural psychology. The theoretical framework proposed is based on an integration of core philosophical, sociological, and psychological ideas from the intellectual traditions of pragmatism, socioculturalism, constructivism, and transactionalism. The primary focus of this work is on cultivation as a metaphor for identity formation. According to this idea, each and every human agent is an active producer of its own development and identity. The cultivation model expands existing sociocultural perspectives by elaborating further how an individual's cultivation of the sociocultural environment is mediated through artefacts and objects, a concept exemplified by the identity processes demonstrated by graffiti artists. The idea of the cultured mind has profound implications not only for cultural psychology but also for theories of identity and, of course, development. It affects the way we understand the formation of the self and, in the end, the growth of the person. The result is a theory which captures the convergence between identity, culture and development in new and far-reaching ways.
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Klassiker der Psychologie

Die bedeutenden Werke: Entstehung, Inhalt und Wirkung

Author: Helmut E. Lück,Rudolf Miller,Gabriela Sewz

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170316257

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

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In über 40 anschaulichen Beiträgen werden die klassischen Werke der Psychologie vorgestellt, wie z. B. Fechners Elemente der Psychophysik, Freuds Traumdeutung und andere Bücher, die heute zu den Meilensteinen der Psychologie zählen. Hier wird eine Brücke von der Zeit der Veröffentlichung zur Gegenwart geschlagen. Verfasser und Entstehungsbedingungen des Klassikers werden dargestellt, der Inhalt des Buches wird verständlich vermittelt und die zeitgenössische Rezeption skizziert. Schließlich wird das jeweilige Werk aus heutiger Sicht gewürdigt.
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What are Archives?

Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: a reader

Author: Dr Louise Craven

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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This collection of essays breaks new ground in archival studies in the UK where professional archival texts have traditionally concentrated on the how, not the why, of archival work. Studies of the theoretical role of, for example, the archive and the text or the archive and political power, have meanwhile been undertaken in other academic disciplines where there is an established forum for the discussion of related issues. This book invites the archivist to join that arena of debate, whilst appealing to all those interested in archives from other disciplines; the authors encourage archivists to step away from the practicalities of keeping archives to consider what it is they actually do in the cultural context of the early 21st century. The wider context of technological innovation and the internet form the backdrop to this collection. The book explores change and continuity in the archival paradigm, the textual nature of archives and asks if views of manuscripts and personal papers are changing; it looks at specific developments in community archives, at concepts of identity and culture in archives and it presents the fruits of innovative studies of users of archives. Taken together, these essays, written by leading experts in the field, provide a new understanding of the role of the archive today.
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The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
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Internet und Persönlichkeit

differentiell-psychologische und diagnostische Aspekte der Internetnutzung

Author: Karl-Heinz Renner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783801718527

Category: Cyberspace

Page: 369

View: 1960

Der Band stellt erstmals umfassend das Thema Internet und Persönlichkeit dar. Die Persönlichkeitspsychologie hat erst begonnen, das Erkenntnispotenzial des Internet zu nutzen. Ziel ist es zu zeigen, dass die psychologische Internetforschung profitieren kann, wenn Persönlichkeitsunterschiede stärker als bisher berücksichtigt werden. Fast alle Fragestellungen zum Internet, die bislang vornehmlich aus sozial- und angewandt-psychologischer Perspektive bearbeitet wurden, lassen sich nämlich auch im Zusammenhang mit Persönlichkeitsmerkmalen untersuchen. Der Band behandelt entsprechend ein breites Spektrum an Themen: Strategien der differentiell-psychologischen Internetforschung, Persönlichkeitsmerkmale und Formen der Internetnutzung, Selbstdarstellung und Perönlichkeit im Internet, funktionale und dysfunktionale Internetnutzung, Persönlichkeitsmerkmale und internetbasierte Personalauswahl. Insgesamt bietet das Buch eine persönlichkeitspsychologische Fundierung von" human factors"im Internet. Es ist für alle von Interesse, die in Forschung und Praxis mit dem bzw. über das Internet arbeiten. Gemeinsam demonstrieren die 24 Beiträge, dass das Internet nicht nur ganz neue psychologische Fragestellungen aufwirft, sondern auch viele Möglichkeiten bietet, klassische persönlichkeitspsychologische Fragestellungen empirisch zu untersuchen.
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Familie, Akkulturation und Erziehung

Migration zwischen Eigen- und Fremdkultur

Author: Urs Fuhrer,Haci-Halil Uslucan

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170184398

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In jungster Zeit ist die kontroverse Debatte um die Integration von Migranten und den gesellschaftlichen Umgang mit Menschen anderer kultureller Herkunft wieder aufgebrochen. Meinungsmacher schlagen Alarm, die Rede ist vom "sozialen Sprengstoff." Kaum ins Blickfeld gerat dabei, dass wesentliche Integrationsleistungen in den Familien der Migranten selbst erbracht werden. Zwischen den Stuhlen der eigenen und fremden Kultur sehen sich die Familien besonderen Belastungen ausgesetzt. Ob in den Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen, in Erziehungsfragen, im Verhaltnis der Generationen und der Weitergabe von Werten, Normen und Einstellungen oder im Hinblick auf die Frage der ethnischen Identitat - hier liegen zahlreiche Konfliktpotenziale, die in und von den Familien bewaltigt werden mussen. Das Buch analysiert aus interdisziplinarer Perspektive, welche Problembewaltigungspotentiale in den Familien vorhanden und welche Hilfen notwendig sind, damit Integration gelingen kann. Das Buch liefert so nicht nur Analysen einer angewandten Kulturpsychologie, sondern vor allem auch praxisrelevantes Grundlagenwissen fur die Arbeit in interkulturellen Problembereichen.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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For the Love of the Game

My Story

Author: Mark Vancil

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0609602063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Photographs combine with Jordan's personal anecdotes and reminiscences to chronicle the life and times of the great basketball player, detailing his college and professional career, the murder of his father, and the business of basketball
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The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom

From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience

Author: Michel Ferrari,Nic M. Weststrate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400779879

Category: Education

Page: 356

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The rich and diverse contributions to this volume span a wide variety of disciplines, from psychology and philosophy to neuroscience, by some of the most influential scholars in the emerging science of personal wisdom. As such, it is a collection of essential readings and the first publication to integrate both the spiritual and pragmatic dimensions of personal wisdom. The content of the book goes beyond speculative theory to present a wealth of scientific research currently under way in this expanding field. It also describes numerous promising methods now being deployed in the quest for scientific knowledge of the elusive, yet critical, phenomenon of personal wisdom. The book is an excellent introduction to the field for novice researchers as well as a stimulating and enlightening resource for established experts. Its broad appeal makes it a vital addition to the libraries of academics and practitioners in many disciplines, from developmental psychology to gerontology and from philosophy to contemplative religious traditions such as Buddhism.
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The Genetic Epistemologist

The Quarterly Journal of the Jean Piaget Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cognition in children

Page: N.A

View: 1999

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The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Author: Douglas E. Christie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986649

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
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... trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641059038

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.
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The cultivated Australian

Festschrift in honour of Arthur Delbridge

Author: John E. Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783871187575

Category: English language

Page: 437

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Making Wise the Simple

The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice

Author: Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802809902

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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Too long restricted to children's storybooks and cinematic extravaganzas, the Torah -- comprising the first five books of the Bible -- is an underappreciated mother lode of divine instruction, vitally important for Christians and the church. Convinced that both those who take the Torah too literally and those who neglect it are guilty of a naïve simplicity, Johanna van Wijk-Bos presents guidelines to help ordinary Christians recover this treasure in their faith and practice. Having lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation, van Wijk-Bos recognizes that after the attempted annihilation of the Jews from Christian Europe, it cannot be business as usual for Christianity. In light of the Holocaust, Christians must commit themselves to the restoration of just relations between Christians and Jews. This commitment to address all that fractures human relations undergirds van Wijk-Bos's call for Christians to reengage the Torah. Making Wise the Simple points out how God's care for and engagement with the whole world in the Torah set the tone for the entire biblical story. The book pays special attention to how our treatment of strangers lies at the heart of the Torah's teaching. Without attempting a purely Jewish reading of the Torah, van Wijk-Bos reclaims the Torah as a vibrant word for the Christian community in covenant with God. Written in a personal style conversant with current scholarship but sprinkled with anecdotes, this book is for everyone who has a hunger and enthusiasm for what the biblical text may convey, the courage to ask disturbing questions of the text, and an openness to old words that may bring forth new things, perhaps even making one wise.
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The Undiscovered Dewey

Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy

Author: Melvin L. Rogers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The Undiscovered Dewey explores the profound influence of evolution and its corresponding ideas of contingency and uncertainty on John Dewey's philosophy of action, particularly its argument that inquiry proceeds from the uncertainty of human activity. Dewey separated the meaningfulness of inquiry from a larger metaphysical story concerning the certainty of human progress. He then connected this thread to the way in which our reflective capacities aid us in improving our lives. Dewey therefore launched a new understanding of the modern self that encouraged intervention in social and natural environments but which nonetheless demanded courage and humility because of the intimate relationship between action and uncertainty. Melvin L. Rogers explicitly connects Dewey's theory of inquiry to his religious, moral, and political philosophy. He argues that, contrary to common belief, Dewey sought a place for religious commitment within a democratic society sensitive to modern pluralism. Against those who regard Dewey as indifferent to moral conflict, Rogers points to Dewey's appreciation for the incommensurability of our ethical commitments. His deep respect for modern pluralism, argues Rogers, led Dewey to articulate a negotiation between experts and the public so that power did not lapse into domination. Exhibiting an abiding faith in the reflective and contestable character of inquiry, Dewey strongly engaged with the complexity of our religious, moral, and political lives.
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The Sutra of Hui-neng, Grand Master of Zen

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825414

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture. The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra—in its very first published English translation ever.
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