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The Resource In therapy we trust : America's obsession with self-fulfillment, Eva S. Moskowitz

In therapy we trust : America's obsession with self-fulfillment, Eva S. Moskowitz

Label
In therapy we trust : America's obsession with self-fulfillment
Title
In therapy we trust
Title remainder
America's obsession with self-fulfillment
Statement of responsibility
Eva S. Moskowitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beginning with the example of a "Mind Cure" developed by mid-nineteenth-century clockmaker Phineas P. Quimby, Moskowitz explains how Americans' growing fascination with therapy led them to adopt new kinds of reform - including, at the turn of the twentieth century, provisions for psychological services in prisons, courts, hospitals, and schools. Depression-era divorce rates prompted colleges and high schools to offer courses on marital happiness and produced a new marriage-counseling industry. During World War II, Moskowitz shows, the army devoted unprecedented energy to a soldier's "psychological readiness for combat." Moskowitz also explores more recent developments, including Cold War-era psychological assumptions of magazine campaigns that targeted unhappy housewives. She confronts the social protest movements in the 60s and the explosion of 70s self-help fads that continue to the present." "In a study that encompasses all aspects of American society - from television talk shows to the criminal justice system, from office politics to world politics - Moskowitz identifies a debilitating "sense of self" that is intimately bound up with the major developments of the twentieth century."--Jacket
  • "Beginning with the example of a "Mind Cure" developed by mid-nineteenth-century clockmaker Phineas P. Quimby, Moskowitz explains how Americans' growing fascination with therapy led them to adopt new kinds of reform - including, at the turn of the twentieth century, provisions for psychological services in prisons, courts, hospitals, and schools. Depression-era divorce rates prompted colleges and high schools to offer courses on marital happiness and produced a new marriage-counseling industry. During World War II, Moskowitz shows, the army devoted unprecedented energy to a soldier's "psychological readiness for combat." Moskowitz also explores more recent developments, including Cold War-era psychological assumptions of magazine campaigns that targeted unhappy housewives. She confronts the social protest movements in the 60s and the explosion of 70s self-help fads that continue to the present." "In a study that encompasses all aspects of American society - from television talk shows to the criminal justice system, from office politics to world politics - Moskowitz identifies a debilitating "sense of self" that is intimately bound up with the major developments of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Moskowitz, Eva S
Dewey number
361.1/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN64
LC item number
.M872 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social problems
  • Social problems
  • Psychotherapy
  • Happiness
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • United States
  • Social Problems
  • Happiness
  • Psychotherapy
  • Self Concept
  • Social Conditions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
In therapy we trust : America's obsession with self-fulfillment, Eva S. Moskowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The therapeutic gospel -- Illness : a new cure, a new faith, 1850-1900 -- Poverty : reformers offer treatment, 1890-1930 -- Marriage : a science of personal relations, 1920-1940 -- War, the soldier's psyche, 1941-1945 -- Home : the unhappy housewife, 1945-1965 -- Social protest : liberating the psyche, 1960-1975 -- Feelings : expressing the self, 1970-1980 -- Personal problems and public debate
Control code
43894064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801864032
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
00008987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In therapy we trust : America's obsession with self-fulfillment, Eva S. Moskowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The therapeutic gospel -- Illness : a new cure, a new faith, 1850-1900 -- Poverty : reformers offer treatment, 1890-1930 -- Marriage : a science of personal relations, 1920-1940 -- War, the soldier's psyche, 1941-1945 -- Home : the unhappy housewife, 1945-1965 -- Social protest : liberating the psyche, 1960-1975 -- Feelings : expressing the self, 1970-1980 -- Personal problems and public debate
Control code
43894064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801864032
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
00008987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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