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Cognition and Psychotherapy

  • Michael J. Mahoney
  • Arthur Freeman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael J. Mahoney
      Pages 3-48
    3. Vittorio F. Guidano, Gianni Liotti
      Pages 101-142
    4. Luis Joyce-Moniz
      Pages 143-179
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Victor Raimy
      Pages 203-222
    3. Silvano Arieti
      Pages 223-241
    4. Viktor E. Frankl
      Pages 259-275
    5. Mario Rendon
      Pages 277-290
    6. Ralph M. Crowley
      Pages 291-312
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book

Introduction

For almost three millennia, philosophy and its more pragmatic offspring, psychology and the cognitive sciences, have struggled to understand the complex principles reflected in the patterned opera­ tions of the human mind. What is knowledge? How does it relate to what we feel and do? What are the fundamental processes underlying attention, perception, intention, learning, memory, and conscious­ ness? How are thought, feeling, and action related, and what are the practical implications of our current knowledge for the everyday priorities of parenting, education, and counseling? Such meaningful and fascinating questions lie at the heart of contemporary attempts to build a stronger working alliance among the fields of epistemology (theories of knowledge), the cognitive sciences, and psychotherapy. The proliferation and pervasiveness of what some have called "cognitivism" throughout all quarters of modern psychology repre­ sent a phenomenon of paradigmatic proportions. The (re-)emergence of cognitive concepts and perspectives-whether portrayed as revo­ lutionary (reactive) or evolutionary (developmental) in nature-marks what may well be the single most formative theme in late twentieth­ century psychology. Skeptics of the cognitive movement, if it may be so called, can readily note the necessary limits and liabilities of naive forms of metaphysics and mentalism. The history of human ideas is writ large in the polarities of "in here" and "out there"-from Plato, Pythagoras, and Kant to Locke, Bacon, and Watson.

Keywords

Counseling attention feeling philosophy psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Mahoney
    • 1
  • Arthur Freeman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Center for Cognitive TherapyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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