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The Storied Nature of Human Life

The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin

  • Karl E. Scheibe
  • Frank J. Barrett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 3-37
    3. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 39-82
  3. A Selection from the Later Harvest of Sarbin’s Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 85-105
    3. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 107-125
    4. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 127-146
    5. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 147-164
    6. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 165-186
    7. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 201-228
    8. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 229-249
    9. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 251-262
    10. Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
      Pages 263-288
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-321

About this book

Introduction

This book sheds new light on the life and the influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century, Theodore R. Sarbin (1911-2005). In the first section authors provide a comprehensive account of Sarbin’s life and career. The second section consists in a collection of ten publications from the last two decades of his career. The essays cover topics such as the adoption of contextualism as the appropriate world view for psychology, the establishment of narrative psychology as a major mode of inquiry, and the rejection both mechanism and mentalism as suitable approaches for psychology. The book is historically informed and yet focused on the future of psychological theory and practice. 
It will engage researches and scholars in psychology, social scientists and philosophers, as well general readership interested in exploring Sarbin’s theories.

Keywords

Role theory Psychopathology Hypnosis Narrative Psychology Hypnotic susceptibility Theodore R. Sarbin Mentalism Psychology The Psychology of Sexual Orientation and the Military contextualism Psychology Mechanism Psychology Erving Goffman

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl E. Scheibe
    • 1
  • Frank J. Barrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Wesleyan UniversityMiddletonUSA
  2. 2.Naval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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