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Featured Book | The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Kirk Schneider, PhD

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The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It
by Kirk Schneider, PhD
University Professors Press, Spring 2013

What do a school shooter, a corporate swindler, and a bullheaded ideologue have in common? They all converge on what Dr. Kirk Schneider terms “the polarized mind.” The polarized mind, which is the fixation on one point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view, is killing us—personally, politically, and environmentally. Drawing from the standpoint of existential psychology, this book details the basis for the polarized mind, how it has ravaged leaders and their cultures throughout history (up to and including our own time), and steps we urgently need to take to address the problem. These steps combine contemporary insights with centuries of cross-cultural, awe-inspired wisdom.

Advance Praise for The Polarized Mind

" of the great reflections on humanity."
~ Alfried Langle, MD, President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna, Austria
“The Polarized Mind is excellent. In my estimation it is a 21st century extension of Rollo May’s Cry for Myth. I mean this as the highest compliment.”
~ Sheldon Solomon, PhD, Social Psychologist, Skidmore College, co-founder of Terror Management Theory and co-author of In the Wake of 9/11
“Enormously important...[The Polarized Mind] will be of great appeal to students, trainees, practitioners, and well as to educated readers concerned about the perils of human life in the 21st century.”
~ Robert D. Stolorow, PhD, Author, World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis, Founding faculty member, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
"The Polarized Mind is not only very timely, it is also very moving."
~ Sonja Saltman, PhD, co-founder of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Boyd School of Law

The Polarized Mind:Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It
Kirk Schneider, PhD
University Professors Press, Spring 2013
Price: 19.95
ISBN: 978-1-939686-00-8

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Author Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., is a leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is current editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, vice-president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited ten books. Follow Dr. Schneider's blog Awakening to Awe on PyschologyToday.

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