Metaphors of Interrelatedness

Metaphors of Interrelatedness : Toward a Systems Theory of Psychology

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Olds examines the role of metaphor and models in psychology, science, and religion and argues the case for systems theory as a contemporary unifying metaphor across domains, with particular emphasis on clarifying its potential for psychology.
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 145.8 x 228.6 x 15.75mm | 313g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791410129
  • 9780791410127

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"In an era of ever increasing specialization, both within psychology and between psychology and other 'fields, ' this book opens the doors and windows and lets in fresh air. It is a courageous inquiry into knowing in the broadest sense, and a defense of the necessity of this broadest sense if we are to have real progress. If there is hope for the academy to recapture a sense of intellectual mission, instead of functioning as a holding company for nervously competing interests, it will come from books like this one." -- Michael A. Wallach, Duke University "I found it to be a highly intelligent, extremely well organized introduction to the new wave criticism of mainline behavioristic and rationalistic disciplines." -- David L. Hall, University of Texas "I believe that Metaphors of Interrelatedness will revitalize and give fresh dimension to the liberal arts. It was a treat to read." -- Jane L. Evanson, Alaska Pacific University
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About Linda E. Olds

Linda E. Olds is Professor of Psychology at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. She is also the author of Fully Human.
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