What are good assumptions about people

Assumptions about man

Fahrberg, Jochen
Assumptions about man
Images of people from a psychological, biological, religious and intercultural point of view. 5th edition 2017, 414 pages, € 34.50 (416-0)

Views on nature and human destiny, the values ​​and goals of life, differ widely. Like someone about that People in general thinks, will certainly affect everyday life. Such - often very contradicting - conceptions can also be recognized in many theories of psychology and the social sciences. In particular, personality research and psychotherapy, like pedagogy, are based on certain images of human beings.
However, there has not yet been a clear presentation of the images of man by well-known psychologists and psychotherapists (including Freud, Fromm, Frankl or Skinner) in connection with other perspectives that belong to today's view of humans: contributions from primate research and sociobiology, from brain research and computer science , and besides religious convictions also socio-political and intercultural aspects.
The Assumptions about man are also suitable for seminars and discussion groups thanks to detailed text quotations, questions and comments. The book is for Students of psychology and other human sciences written - as well as for everyone who answers the questions of the Psychological anthropology are interested.

Table of Contents

1.0 What is man?
1.1 Self-image, human image, worldview
1.2 Intentions and structure of the book
1.3 Selection of authors, texts and topics of the psychological
2.0 Images of man by well-known psychologists and psychotherapists
Sigmund Freud
Carl Gustav Jung
Charlotte Bühler
Erich Fromm
Carl R. Rogers
Viktor E. Frankl
Abraham H. Maslow
Burrhus F. Skinner
Comparison and extensions
3.0 Perspectives of Religion
3.1 Christian image of man
3.2 Perspectives on Christianity and Psychotherapy
3.3 Buddhist image of man
3.4 Excursus on aspects of Chinese anthropology
3.5 Religious Beliefs
4.0 New perspectives
4.1 The primate image - assumptions about great apes
4.2 The genetic perspective, evolutionary biology and sociobiology
4.3 The neurobiological perspective
4.4 The computational perspective
4.5 The socio-political perspective
4.6 The intercultural perspective
4.7 The cosmopolitan perspective
5.0 Core topics: mind-body problem, free will, pluralism
5.1 Core themes in the image of man
5.2 body-soul problem
5.3 Free will or determination
5.4 Pluralism
6.0 On anthropology
6.1 Areas of anthropology
6.2 Philosophical anthropology
6.3 Psychological anthropology
7.0 Psychology of the Human Image
7.1 Content and definition
7.2 Differential psychology and methodology
7.3 Origin and formation of the image of man
7.4 Summary
8.0 Psychological anthropology and personality psychology
8.1 Aspects of human images and personality theories
8.2 Psychological anthropology in personality psychology
8.3 Content analysis of the self-portrayals of psychologists,
Psychotherapists and philosophers
9.0 Review and Outlook
Register of persons
Subject index

“The book is like an educational journey through education. Like a map, there is a differentiated overview of theories and methods, everyday knowledge and science on the question of the image of man. The main idea behind it is to portray different views and contradictions, and to awaken the joy of discovery. "
(Dr. Angelika Seibt in the journal for writing psychology and comparison of writing, 2/2004)

"Truly a broad panorama in different positions, which Fahrenberg unfolds here with a lot of expertise ... whereby his own pluralistic point of view is unmistakable."
Prof. Klaus A. Schneewind in Psychology Today, Sept. 2004)

For a theology and religious education that is increasingly in discussion with the social and cultural sciences, anthropology is the focus of their attention. The present volume offers texts on images of human beings from a psychological, biological, religious and intercultural point of view. Religion is not only recorded as a Christian religion. - And in addition to all the factual information: for anthropology courses in upper secondary school, you can even construct source texts from this volume.
(Teachers library)

"Conclusion: An overall quite good overview of individual approaches that follow one another in a rather lexical order without reaching completeness. The book is suitable for teaching and seminars if one is looking for material for an overview of the topic. Comprehensive analyzes and Classifications are not available and are not intended by the author. " (Prof. Dr. Anton Schlittmaier in http://www.socialnet.de/rezensions/10966.php)