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Practical Psychology

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a new picture of the extent and nature of as well as the channels for the popularization of psychological thought and practice in Britain, focusing on the period from the start ... More


Powers of the Hidden Self: Psychological Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular psychology has emerged as one of the major sources of Americans’ self‐understanding. From Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on “Self‐Reliance” to today, American reading audiences have turned to ... More


MY GOOD INNER SELF: FROM EMERSON TO OPRAH

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines key themes in the redemptive self as expressed in the tradition of American self-help and in well-known theories of psychological development. It opens with a survey of American ... More


Mary

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the portrayal of Mary, Jesus' mother, in the Gospels and in the Jesus biopics. The films ask two major questions: What was Mary's role in Jesus' infancy and childhood? And, what ... More


Making Neoliberal Selves: Popular Psychology in Contemporary Mexico

Daniel Nehring

in A Post-Neoliberal Era in Latin America?: Revisiting Cultural Paradigms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529200997
eISBN:
9781529201345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200997.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the 1970s, academic debates have considered how psychological discourses may legitimize or challenge capitalist forms of social organization. However, these debates have largely focused on the ... More


Economy and Pathology in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the success of narratives that focus on a protagonist's therapeutic trajectory from suffering self to successful entrepreneur, and suggests that writers have themselves been ... More


Before the Religion: Episodes from the Advent of Dianetics and Scientology

Donald Westbrook

in Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190664978
eISBN:
9780190921453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664978.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines some of the psychological, philosophical, theological, and legal foundations of the Scientology religion in postwar America in the early 1950s. The process by which L. Ron ... More


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