America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture

America on the Couch Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture What lies behind America s historic romance with the gun Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of cli

  • Title: America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture
  • Author: Pythia Peay
  • ISBN: 9781590564882
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • What lies behind America s historic romance with the gun Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re imagine our vision of the United States as the Promised Land aWhat lies behind America s historic romance with the gun Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re imagine our vision of the United States as the Promised Land and The City on the Hill to reflect a multiculturalism that offers the last, best hope for the world In a two decades long journey through the American psyche, depth journalist Pythia Peay has asked these and many questions of no fewer than thirty six of the world s leading psychologists and psychoanalysts From Robert Jay Lifton to Marion Woodman, A Thomas McLellan to Judith V Jordan, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to June Singer, and James Hillman to Mary Pipher, the thinkers in America on the Couch discuss violence, addiction, the environment, capitalism and consumerism, politics and power, and the soul of America The result is a uniquely comprehensive, wide ranging, and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at war, as it confronts the shadows of the American century and charts its way into an uncertain, multi polar future.Featuring Stephen AizenstatJohn BeebeBonnie BrightGary S BobroffMihaly CsikszentmihalyiPhilip CushmanLarry DeckerRaymond De YoungEdward EdingerMichael EigenStephen J FosterCharles GrobBud HarrisA Chris HeathJames HillmanJudith V JordanDonald KalschedRobert J LangsLinda Schierse LeonardHarriet LernerRobert Jay LiftonA Thomas McLellanThomas MooreGinette ParisMary PipherErnest RossiAndrew SamuelsErel ShalitJune SingerThomas SingerLawrence StaplesMurray SteinCharles B StrozierPaul WachtelKaren B WalantMarion WoodmanLuigi Zoja

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    About " Pythia Peay "

  • Pythia Peay

    My writer s name might be Pythia, but upon my birth in 1951 to my two greatest generation dreamer parents, Altoona born Joe Carroll, and Sheila, a beautiful, black haired, blue eyed girl from Buenos Aires, I was christened with the unlikely name of Pellman Sharon Carroll a name that bound me to my father s fate My first name was after my father s foster father who d raised him during the Depression, Pellman Glover, and Sharon was after the Valley of Sharon in Israel, where family lore had it I d been conceived and therein lies the tale that spun my new memoir My parents raised me and my three siblings on a bucolic farm outside of Kansas City, where my aviator father had taken a job with TWA at 19 I dropped out of college and moved to San Francisco to live the communal hippy dream after moving in 1981 with my husband and three sons to Santa Fe and living in my first house, I began to write as a freelance journalist probably my greatest claim to fame is my interview with George R.R Martin in his pre Game of Throne, struggling author days Not long after, my family moved to the Washington, DC area, where I got divorced, then focused on my work as a depth journalist writing about psychological and spiritual perspectives on political and social issues Today my sons are grown, and as a reward for raising three boys, Fate graced me with three lovely daughter in law and a lovely granddaughter, Eslyn, so that I can now proudly add grandmother to my bio Besides blogging for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, I m also the author of two new books AMERICAN ICARUS, an intimate memoir of my difficult, alcoholic, aviator father,our relationship, and his redemptive, Hospice guided death, and AMERICA ON THE COUCH, a collection of interviews with 37 psychologists on the American psyche, including violence, addiction, the environment, capitalism, politics, and the soul of America.

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  • I'm the publisher of this book and its companion volume, AMERICAN ICARUS, and I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts about the book. (You can read about the origins of both volumes here.) COUCH demonstrates the wisdom of waiting, as well as dedicating oneself to a line of inquiry over many years. It contains revised and updated interviews with 37 Jungian and archetypal psychologists on different aspects of the United States of America, conducted over twenty years. Some of these psychologists—suc [...]


  • This book offers a phenomenal wealth of insights into American life, culture and psychology through interviews with dozens of the most renowned psychologists, scholars and thinkers. Pythia Peay has had the rare privilege of interviewing such an amazing range of famous people over the past decades and brings a treasure trove of fascinating perspectives to illuminate and help the reader think in new ways about American politics and culture. I am giving this book as gifts to friends and highly reco [...]



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