Encountering America: Sixties Psychology, Counterculture and the Movement That Shaped the Modern Self

Encountering America: Sixties Psychology, Counterculture and the Movement That Shaped the Modern Self

Jessica Grogan


A dramatic narrative background of the mental circulate that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and private lives will be expressions of our genuine selves, the assumption that our relations can be outlined via openness and realizing, the concept that remedy will help us succeed in our fullest potential—these principles became so time-honored that it truly is most unlikely to visualize our international with no them.

In Encountering America, cultural historian Jessica Grogan unearths how those rules stormed the barricades of our tradition in the course of the humanistic psychology movement—the paintings of a handful of maverick psychologists who revolutionized American tradition within the Nineteen Sixties and '70s. Profiling suggestion leaders together with Abraham Maslow, Rollo may perhaps, and Timothy Leary, Grogan attracts on untapped fundamental resources to discover how those minds and the altering cultural surroundings mixed to create a largely influential flow. From the gang of rules that grew to become often called New Age to perennial American anxieties approximately wellbeing, id, and goal, Grogan strains how humanistic psychology keeps to outline the best way we comprehend ourselves.

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