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Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


War Is Not Inevitable: On the Psychology of War and Aggression

by Henri Parens Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

In this book, author Henri Parens discusses and documents the core psychodynamics that lead groups to war. Detailing some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective...


The Perfect Response: Studies of the Rhetorical Personality

by Gary C. Woodward Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

The Perfect Response offers a framework for assessing the nature of fluency, and explaining the personal attributes that account for why some communicators excel more than most in connecting with others.


Sociological Trespasses: Interrogating Sin and Flesh

by James Aho Lexington Books (May 05, 2011)

Racism, collective violence, sickness, environmental catastrophe, body obsession, greed, and accelerated life concern everyone. In this book, however, they are not viewed as social problems to be solved by technical...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


Race Trouble: Race, Identity and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa

by Kevin Durrheim Lexington Books (April 14, 2011)

This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange...


Mothers of Adult Children

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Elzbieta Korolczuk, Nancy Gerber & Trish Green et al. Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Mothers of Adult Children elucidates what happens when children come of age and leave home, creating new lives in the realms of work and relationships. This book reveals the problems mothers of adult children...


A Theory of Feelings

by Agnes Heller Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

A Theory of Feelings examines the problem of human feelings, widely understood, from phenomenological, analytical, and historical perspectives. It begins with an analysis of drives and affects, and pursues the...


Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul

by Volney P. Gay Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

This is a unique set of multidisciplinary reflections on how the neurosciences shape our understanding of religious experience and religious institutions. Twelve scholars and scientists assess how advances in...


Re-reading Derrida: Perspectives on Mourning and Its Hospitalities

by Tony Thwaites & Judith Seaboyer Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

Re-reading Derrida: Perspectives on Mourning and its Hospitalities, edited by Tony Thwaites and Judith Seaboyer, is a uniquely collaborative exploration of the legacies of Jacques Derrida. Scholars from a wide...


Plurality and Perspective in Psychoanalysis

by Adam Rosen-Carole Lexington Books (February 28, 2013)

The book provides a defense of the rational authority of psychoanalytic knowledge that does justice to the plurality of psychoanalytic perspectives and resolves central impasses in the psychoanalytic literature...


Suicide and Self-Harm in Prisons and Jails

by Christine Tartaro & David Lester Lexington Books (July 12, 2010)

This book explores several topics pertaining to suicide and deliberate self-harm in the corrections setting, including who tends to commit these acts; where, when, and how these incidents occur; screening mechanisms;...


The Dynamics of Connection: How Evolution and Biology Create Caregiving and Attachment

by David C. Bell Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

This is a book about why people nurture. It traces the origins of caring and caregiving from the earliest mammals, describes neurobiological evidence, and explores the social psychological processes of both...


A Most Human Enterprise: Controversies in the Social Sciences

by Donald O. Granberg & John Galliher Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

A Most Human Enterprise looks at controversial social science research methods and their effects on subjects and researchers. In detailing case studies in which plagiarism was alleged, subjects were mislead...


Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib

by Adam Lankford Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Human Killing Machines offers a comparative analysis of the indoctrination methods used to produce violence in the famous Milgram and Zimbardo psychological experiments, as well as Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda,...


Theories of Hope

by Rochelle M. Green, Allison Merrick, Patrick Shade & Akiba Lerner et al. Lexington Books (December 12, 2018)

Theories of Hope: Exploring Affective Dimensions of Human Experience is a collection of essays dedicated to inquiring into the nature of hope in its multiple and varied guises. Looking specifically at the ways...


Minorities and Deviance

by Pamela Black Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Grounded in both current and original research, Minorities and Deviance, expands the definition of stress and its relationship to deviance, providing a better understanding the role stress can play in addiction,...


Mereologies, Ontologies, and Facets

by Paul M. W. Hackett, Jonathan C. W. Edwards, Gal Yehezkel & Claire Ortiz Hill et al. Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

The assignment events, objects, state of beings, etc., to an experiential category is a fundamental activity carried out by human (and by other animals). So rudimentary are the processes involved in categorizing...


A Phenomenology of Langerian Mindfulness

by Mohsen Fatemi Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

While making a distinction between meditation-based mindfulness and Langerian mindfulness, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi The Phenomenological Psychology of Mindfulness illustrates the components of Langerian phenomenology...


The Rape of Childhood

by Salman Akhtar, Christie Huddleston, Gordon Caras & Calvin Colarusso et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot...


In Pursuit of Impact

by Nadia Ferrara & Grant J. Rich Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In Pursuit of Impact pushes researchers and policymakers to reflect, rethink, and reconnect with their purpose to support the greater good by developing meaningful public policies. Through a multidisciplinary...


The Talk Therapy Revolution

by Peter D. Ladd Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Talk Therapy Revolution: Neuroscience, Phenomenology and Mental Health, uses phenomenology and neuroscience to describe experiential counseling themes such as intuition, attunement, emotional regulation,...


The Adulteration of Children’s Sports

by Kristi Erdal Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Adulteration of Children's Sports explores what behavioral and physiological scientists know about how children’s organized sport has changed, how adults’ goals and needs are at the heart of those changes,...


Radical Psychology

by Don Coyhis, David D. Moore, Mathew A. Poteet & Susan O. Gelberg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Radical Psychology discusses psychological factors that shape multicultural competency and social justice effectiveness, such as implicit and explicit biases, difficulties in accurate self-assessment of cultural...


Silver Universe

by Roberto Giua, Laura Dryjanska, Francesca Frangipane & Giovanni Anzidei et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Silver Universe explores the topic of aging through an interdisciplinary lens while promoting their new idea of “active living” which incorporates exercise alongside a healthy diet and the implementation...


Knowing Self, Changing Self

by Scotty Enyart Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book uses philosophy, psychology, and autobiography in an innovative exploration of self and self-knowledge. It argues that our sense of who we are is an ever-changing response to the world of interpersonal...


How Families Matter

by Pamela Braboy Jackson & Rashawn Ray Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The family remains the most contested institution in American society. How Families Matter:

Simply Complicated Intersections of Race, Gender, and Work explores the ways adults make sense of their family lives...


Being Gay in Ireland

by Gerard Rodgers Lexington Books (May 26, 2018)

In Being Gay in Ireland: Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present, Gerard Rodgers argues that existing theory and research on the lives of gay men often exhibits a social weightlessness such that self-beliefs...


Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice

by Mary Davis, Inga Blom, M. Hossein Etezady & Theodore Fallon Jr. et al. Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice serves as a guide for the novice, and a refresher for the expert, into the history and current status of major psychoanalytic concepts. Each chapter author, reviews...


Navigating Everyday Life

by Peter J. Adams Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Navigating Everyday Life explores the special moments, big and small, that rupture the surface of everyday life and that can help readers adjust to the disrupting effects of major life crises. Peter Adams delves...


Adulthood, Morality, and the Fully Human

by John J. Shea Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In Adulthood, Morality, and the Fully Human, John J. Shea describes an adult, moral, and fully human self in terms of integrity and mutuality. Those who are fully human are caring and just. Violence is the absence...


Practicing Psychotherapy in Constructed Reality

by Stephen Bacon Lexington Books (April 26, 2018)

In Practicing Psychotherapy in Constructed Reality: Ritual, Charisma, and Enhanced Client Outcomes, Stephen Bacon charts a radical and provocative new direction forward for psychotherapy. Based on the research...


From Sign to Symbol

by Joseph Newirth Lexington Books (March 20, 2018)

In From Sign to Symbol: Transformational Processes in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Psychology, Joseph Newirth describes the evolution of the unconscious from the psychoanalytic concept that reflected Freud’s...


Dignity, Justice, and the Nazi Data Debate

by Carol V. A. Quinn Lexington Books (March 01, 2018)

In this work, Carol V.A. Quinn (re)constructs the survivors’ arguments in the debate concerning the ethics of using Nazi medical data, showing what it would mean to take their claims seriously. She begins...


Expanding the Category "Human"

by Patrick M. Whitehead Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

The climate within the discipline of psychology has changed considerably since the middle of the twentieth century. More specifically, what it means to be a human has changed. In Expanding the Category “Human”:...


Virtual Reality and the Criminal Justice System

by Bobbie Ticknor Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming a popular technology for gaming and entertainment; however, researchers and scientists have used the technology for decades to develop real world solutions. The criminal justice...


Understanding and Supporting Law Enforcement Families

by Robert P. Delprino Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Understanding and Supporting Law Enforcement Families, through a synthesis of the research literature, presents and explores some of the challenges faced by police families as well as developments that have...


Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir

by Anurag Mishra, Anup Dhar, Manasi Kumar & Amrita Narayanan et al. Lexington Books (February 19, 2018)

The focus of Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir is to connect problems around culture, family, traditions and the burgeoning political changes in the Indian landscape. The papers provide critical rejoinders...


The Mythology Surrounding Freud and Klein

by Charlotte Schwartz Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

The Mythology Surrounding Freud and Klein, Charlotte Schwartz challenges the current misperceptions and theoretical ideas surrounding Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein through a systematic review of their respective...


Before and After Violence

by Salman Akhtar, Suzanne Benser, Vamik Volkan & Vincenzo Sanguineti et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2017)

From childhood onwards, humans use their environment’s responses to construct models or schemata to link feelings and impulses with actions and effects. If the environment during those formative years is unreliable,...


Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind

by Israel W. Charny & Douglas Sprenkle Lexington Books (January 19, 2018)

Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind proposes that the optimal goal of psychotherapy lies in cultivating a free mind with integrity that will not seek to do major harm to one’s life or to the lives of others....


Human Strengths and Resilience

by () (Jill) Sirikantraporn, Grant J. Rich, Ching-Yu Huang & Wismick Jean-Charles et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2017)

Human Strengths and Resilience is intended to serve as a bridge between these two rapidly expanding disciplines by focusing on the critical issue of human strengths and resilience in cross-cultural and international...


William James, Moral Philosophy, and the Ethical Life

by Jacob L. Goodson, Jaishikha Nautiyal, Amy Kittelstrom & D. Micah Hester et al. Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Virtue theory, natural law, deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism: these are the basic moral theories taught in “Ethics,” “History of Philosophy,” and “Introduction to Philosophy” courses throughout...


Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...


Violent Offenders and their Victims: Restorative Justice through Mediation

by Chad C. Breckenridge Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Violent Offenders and Their Victims is a holistic and human exploration of the nature of violence and its genesis. Chad C. Breckenridge provides a complete psychoanalytic, child developmental, and neurobehavioral...


The Origins of Shamanism, Spirit Beliefs, and Religiosity

by H. Sidky Lexington Books (June 21, 2017)

In The Origins of Shamanism, Spirit Beliefs, and Religiosity: A Cognitive Anthropological Perspective, H. Sidky examines shamanism as an ancient magico-religious, divinatory, medical, and psychotherapeutic tradition...


Patient-Centric Analytics in Health Care

by Gregory J. Privitera & James J. Gillespie Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

In Patient-Centric Analytics in Health Care: Driving Value in Clinical Settings and Psychological Practice, James J. Gillespie and Gregory J. Privitera introduce a framework that explores the utility of analytics...


How to Explain Behavior

by Sam S. Rakover Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

In How to Explain Behavior: A Critical Review and New Approach, Sam S. Rakover proposes a critical review of explanation models (procedures); presents explanation as an essential part of research methodology;...


Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

by Martin Roth Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question,...


Repetition, the Compulsion to Repeat, and the Death Drive

by M. Andrew Holowchak & Michael Lavin Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

Repetition, the Compulsion to Repeat, and the Death Drive—a critical examination of Freud’s uses of repetition as they lead to the compulsion to repeat and his infamous death drive—is in effect the first...