Advances in Field Theory

Advances in Field Theory

By: Emmy Pepitone (editor), Vicki Abt (editor), Susan A. Wheelan (editor)Paperback

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A comprehensive overview and analysis of one of the most influential theories in psychology is offered in this volume. Based on the pioneering work of social psychologist Kurt Lewin, it outlines the work of several generations of international field theorists and attests to the durability and utility of Lewin's work. Essays trace the history and development of field theory and discuss its various applications in a number of settings. Topics addressed include managing social conflict, self-help groups, field theory and the construction of social problems and academic sex discrimination.

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Susan A. Wheelan, PhD, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University's Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.


Introduction Advancing Field Theory PART ONE: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: THE BEGINNINGS Field Theory in Social Science What Made It Creative The Study of Everyday Life - Anitra Karsten Democracy in the Research Team - Ralph White Enthusiasm for the Work - Morton Deutsch Woe unto You that are a Grandchild - Kurt W Back Kurt Lewin's Films and Their Role in the Development of Field Theory - Mel van Elteren and Helmut E Luck PART TWO: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: PRESENT CONSTRUCTIONS World Fields Two 'Field Theories' - Martin Gold Field Theory and the Construction of Social Problems - Susan A Wheelan and Vicki Abt A Relational Perspective Kurt Lewin in China - Shen Heyong On the Nature of the Next Generation of Issues - Fred Emery Social Processes The Family as a Special Group - Kurt W Back Boundaries and Dynamics Topological Psychology of Abnormal Syndromes - Matthew Maibaum Lewin on Unreality Two Paradigms in Developmental Studies of Language - Ana Marjanovic-Shane An Old Controversy in New Clothes Cooperation, Conflict and Justice - Morton Deutsch Social Comparison, Relative Deprivation and Pupil Interaction - Emmy A Pepitone Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous Classrooms Interpersonal and Intergroup Methods of Managing Social Conflict - Murray Horwitz and Norman H Berkowitz PART THREE: ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONS World Fields Group Dynamics, Action Research and Intergroup Relations - Susan A Wheelan and Eugene H Stivers Strategies for Arab-Jewish Conflict Management Workshops - David Bargal and Haviva Bar Social Psychiatric Field Studies in Oslo - Odd Steffen Dalgard, Trine Anstorp, Kirsten Benum, Tom Sorensen and Torbjorn Moum Some Preliminary Results Level of Aspiration Theory and Quality of Life in Cross-Cultural Research - Robert J Kleiner and Barnabas Okeke Social Processes Action Research in the Voluntary Sector - Mark A Chesler A Case Study of Scholar-Activist Roles in Self-Help Groups The Social Agency as a Field of Forces - Willard C Richan and Robert J Kleiner A Program Evaluation Strategy The Etiology of Academic Sex Discrimination - Ethel D Kahn and Frank B W Hawkinshire Research in Progress Lewin's Paradigm of Planned Change - Frank B W Hawkinshire and William A Liggett Theory and Application

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780803939790
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780803939790
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0803939795

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