Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Road to Malpsychia by Joyce Milton

This narrative begins in the early 1960s with psychologist Abraham Maslow's prediction that psychologists would soon seize control of values from religion and be able to create an ideal society made up of 'self-actualised men and women'. Maslow became the prophet of the new humanistic psychology movement. Its leading practitioner was Carl Rogers, the California human potential guru who used encounter groups to teach people to get in touch with the dark impulses of their 'true selves'. And the marketer-in-chief was Harvard's Timothy Leary, who saw LSD as a tool for helping in the task of deconstructing the 'Judeo-Calvinist' worldview. This book gives intriguing portraits of these patriarchs of the new secular order. Milton also shows what happened when Maslow disciples Abbie Hoffman and Betty Friedan applied Maslow's teachings to political activism and feminism, and when educators too eagerly adopted the principle that children must develop 'intrinsic knowledge', free from authoritarian influences and the tyranny of facts. The book charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant cultural movements of our time. It is a story filled with character and anecdote and also with daunting implications for the secular souls left stranded by the failure of what Maslow once called 'the religion of human nature'.

Buy The Road to Malpsychia by Joyce Milton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781893554795
ISBN-10: 1893554791
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Pages: 309
Imprint: Encounter Books,USA
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Road to Malpsychia by Joyce Milton

Book Reviews - The Road to Malpsychia by Joyce Milton

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Road to Malpsychia book by Joyce Milton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Joyce Milton

Heavy-Duty Trucks by Joyce Milton
Paperback, August 2015
$6.85
Bears are Curious by Joyce Milton
Paperback, July 2015
$6.85
Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton
Paperback, July 2014
$6.40
Who Was Ronald Reagan? by Joyce Milton
Paperback, December 2004
$10.29