Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern Psyche (Psychology by Tod Sloan

By Tod Sloan

What are the mental difficulties brought on by modernization? How do we reduce its destructive effects?


Modernization has introduced many fabric advantages to us, but we're regularly advised how unsatisfied we're: crime, divorce, suicide, melancholy and anxiousness are rampant. How can this contradiction be reconciled?


Damaged Life, initially released in 1996, provides a robust and revolutionary research of modernity’s influence at the psyche. Tod Sloan develops an built-in conception of the self in society through combining views on character improvement and socio-historical procedures to discover our complicated reaction to modernization. He discusses the results of postmodern idea for psychology and proposes concrete responses to handle the difficulty of mass emotional affliction. His publication could be learn not just via these operating inside psychology and comparable disciplines equivalent to sociology and social coverage, but additionally via somebody looking enlightenment concerning the crisis of the self in modern society.

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