The Drama of Everyday Life
By (author) Karl E. Scheibe
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Drama of Everyday Life by Karl E. Scheibe
Book DescriptionPsychologists, says the old joke, know everything there s to know about the college sophomore and the white rat. But what about the rest of us, older than the former, bigger than the latter, with lives more labyrinthine than either? In this book, the author aims to take psychology out of its rut and bring it into contact with the complex lives that most people quietly live. Drama, Scheibe remind us, is no more confined to the theatre than religion is to the church or education to the schoolroom. Accordingly, he brings to his reflection on psychology the drama of literature, poetry, philosophy, history, music, and theatre. The essence of drama is transformation: the transformation of the quotidian world into something that commands interest and stimulates conversation. It is this dramatic transformation that the author seeks in psychology as he pursues a series of suggestive questions, such as: what is boredom the central motivational issue of our time? why are eating and sex the biological foundations of all human dramas? why is indifference a natural condition, caring a dramatic achievement? why is schizophrenia disappearing? why does gambling have cosmic significance? Writing with elegance and passion, Scheibe asks us to take note of the self-representation, performance, and scripts of the drama that is our everyday life. In doing so, he challenges our dispirited senses and awakens psychology to a new realm of dramatic possibility.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674008397
(221mm x 141mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Karl E. Scheibe
Karl E. Scheibe is Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University, Professor at DUXX, Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico, and a psychotherapist in private practice.
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