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Bannister, D. (ed.) (1977). New Perspectives in Personal Construct Theory. Academic Press.   (Google)
Butt, Trevor (2003). Understanding People. Palgrave Macmillan.   (Google)
Abstract: Understanding People provides an overview and critique of current psychological assumptions about people and what differentiates them, and replaces them with a set of ideas taken from social constructionism. It begins with an examination of contemporary theories, then explores the critique of the social constructionists, before laying out the basis of an understanding of human action and behavior, drawing on phenomenology and personal construct theory. Using everyday experience to illustrate the issues in personality theory (Is behavior situation-specific? Why do we have a sense of self? Is there an unconscious?), this book will breathe life into an area of psychology that is so often arid, and, in the eyes of students, divorced from their world
Davis, Kathy (ed.) (1997). Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body. Sage.   (Google)
Abstract: This book focuses on the significance of the body in contemporary feminist scholarship. Whether the body is treated as biological bedrock or subversive metaphor, it is implicated in the cultural and historical construction of sexual difference as well as asymmetrical power relations. The contributors to this volume examine the role of the body as socially shaped and historically colonized territory and as the focus of individual womenÆs struggles for autonomy and self-determination. They also analyze its centrality to the feminist critique of male-stream science as dualistic, distanced, and decontextualized. While the body has become a "hot item" in contemporary social theory and research, the renewed interest has received a mixed reaction from feminists. The body may be back, but the "new" body theory often proves to be just as disembodied as it ever was. The body revival seems to be less an attempt to re-embody masculinist science than just another expression of the same condition that evoked the feminist critique in the first place: a flight from femininity and everything that is associated with it in Western culture. Drawing on insights from contemporary feminist theories of gender and power, this book offers a timely critical appraisal of the recent "body revival." Embodied Practices not only sets an agenda for research about the body, but for an embodied perspective on the body as well. It will be a valuable and thought-provoking resource for students of womenÆs studies, social theory, cultural studies, and medical sociology
Lamiell, James T. (1987). The Psychology of Personality: An Epistemological Inquiry. Columbia University Press.   (Google)
Maze, J. R. (1983). The Meaning of Behaviour. G. Allen & Unwin.   (Google)
[Price-Williams, Douglass Richard] [from old catalog] (1974). [The Philosophy of Science and the Study of Personality. New York,J. Norton Publishers.   (Google)
Rychlak, Joseph F. (1981). A Philosophy of Science for Personality Theory. Krieger Pub. Co..   (Google)
Shotter, John (1984). Social Accountability and Selfhood. B. Blackwell.   (Google)
Sullivan, Karen (2003). Finding the Inner You: How Well Do You Know Yourself? Barrons Educational Series.   (Google)
Abstract: A key to happiness lies in each person’s ability to know himself or herself. The consequences of going through life without self-knowledge are frequently self-obsession, false priorities, and unwarranted fears. This book explains the enlightening process of self-discovery and shows how it leads to self-sufficiency. The author offers guidance with inspiring true-life stories and practical advice that readers can apply to their own lives. Here is instruction on techniques for engaging in periods of solitude, with emphasis on making such times enjoyable and spiritually enriching experiences. The author also discusses the relationships between solitude and human emotions, solitude and intelligence, methods of effective communication with others, and ways to create a state of mind that is based on self-sufficiency. Making solitude a source of spiritual enrichment entails creating a balance between the normal need for human relationships and the awareness of one’s self as an independent being. That balance invariably produces a sense of happiness and personal fulfillment
Tiemersma, Douwe (1989). Body Schema and Body Image: An Interdisciplinary and Philosophical Study. Amsterdam ;Swets & Zeitlinger.   (Google)
Wilson, Timothy D. (2002). Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious. Harvard University Press.   (Cited by 331 | Google | More links)