The timeless classic by the distinguished author of Love and Will will resonate today with a new generation.The timeless classic by the distinguished author of Love and Will will resonate today with a new generation.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. 2011 Reprint of 1950 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Text of original 1950 Edition. This book is the result of several years of exploration, research, and.
New. 0393314561. Marfree, acidfree Rev Ed IS NEW w/ 2 Forewords, extensive Appen, Biblio & Index; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 8.2 x 5.2 x 1 inches; 425 pages; "AN ESSENTIAL COUNTERBALANCE TO CURRENT ANXIETY THEORY AND TREATMENT\nby Dr Stephen Diamond, a clinical psychologist and author, 01/13/2000 \n\nThis rather comprehensive study of anxiety--its social, political, philosophical, theological, spiritual, artistic and psychobiological significance--is a much-needed counterpoint to current biochemically-laden theories and treatments for anxiety. It was originally written as May's doctoral dissertation in clinical psychology at Columbia University (the first ever granted there) under the watchful tutelage of theologian Paul Tillich. Tillich was so impressed with this work that he responded with his own classic, The Courage to Be. At the time of its original publication in 1950, May's was only the third book available on the subject of anxiety, the first two being from Kierkegaard and Freud. May did a major revision in 1977, updating what had been learned about anxiety since 1950, and completely rewriting the final section on 'The Management of Anxiety. ' His still revolutionary suggestion is that 'anxiety is essential to the human condition, ' and that neurotic or pathological anxiety stems from chronically repressed or avoided 'normal' or 'existentia l' anxiety. The profound implications of his assertion strongly challenge contemporary approaches to anxiety which view it solely as something to be squelched via the use of various medications. Indeed, by skillfully reviewing for readers the major modern psychological and philosophical interpretations of anxiety, May discloses the meaning of anxiety--the inevitable interrelationship between conscious self-development and the experience of existential anxiety--effectively debunking the naive notion of mental health as being the absence of anxiety. This volume is...
New. This item is printed on demand. In the revised edition of this now-classic study, the distinguished author of Love and Will deepens his exploration into anxiety theory. Dr. May challenges the idea that mental health means living without anxiety, and he e.
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