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The Unreal World of Pop Psychology

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The award-winning essayist presents an intriguing look at popular psychology, arguing that it impedes humans to create the selves they want as opposed to liberating them.

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Award-winning essayist Stewart Justman traces the inspiration of the pop psychology movement to the utopianism of the 1960s and argues that it consistently misuses the rhetoric that grew out of the civil rights movement. Speaking as it does in the name of our right to happiness, pop psychology promises liberation from all that interferes with our power to create the selves we want. In so doing, Mr. Justman writes, it not only defies reality but corrodes the traditions and attachments that give depth and richness to human life.

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From a critique of advice guides (listed) and pop analyses of /take-offs on classic literature--from Shakespeare to The Color Purple, Justman (English, U. of Montana), argues that influential self-help gurus misuse the rhetoric of civil rights and 1960s dissent in preaching liberation from guilt, "artificial distinctions," and virtually everything else in the pursuit of self-realization. The author is an award-winning essayist. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Natl Book Network
Where did pop physchology come from, and what are its promises-and fallacies? How is it that we have elevated people like Phil McGraw, Theodore Rubin and Wayne Dyer. Stewart Justman traces the inspiration of the pop psychology movement to the utopianism of the 1960s and argues that is consistantly misuses the rhetoric that grew out of the civil rights movement.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2005
ISBN: 9781566636285
1566636280
Characteristics: vii, 262 p. ; 23 cm

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