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Human Development and the Spiritual Life How Consciousness Grows Toward Transformation

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ISBN-10: 0306466066

ISBN-13: 9780306466069

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ronald R. Irwin

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The author proposes a theory of the development of consciousness in which ego is the central agent of socialization and culture and the driving force behind individual self-control and self-regulation. He reviews the literature on identity and narrative; outlines the fields of intellectual, self, moral, and consciousness development; and discusses the evidence indicating that the development of consciousness trancends the limitations of conventional ego development.
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Book details

List price: $159.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 207
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

A Sketch for a Theory of Psychology
The Relevance of Psychology to Spiritual Development
What Development Is About
Meditation and Development
East and West
Spirituality and Religion
Science
The Nature of Development
Agency and Communion
A Conception of Development and the Nature of Universality
Ego: Bounded Self and Identity
Evolution
Mind as Simulation
Childhood as the Artificial Amniotic Environment
Ego as Mediated Being
Impulse Control and Repression
Repression and Happiness
Repression and Childhood Coping
A Comparison with Object-Relations Theory
Transcendence as Derepression
Cognition
Fixation of Belief
The Primacy of the Social
Biological Architecture
Cognitions about Self
Cognition as Representation of Sensation, Perception, and Action
Language
Language as a Cultural Prosthesis
Language as an Autonomous Domain of Simulation
Language as Cultural Determination
On the Threshold of the Spirit
Identity
Identity as Development and as Achievement
Identity as Fiction and as Constraint
Narrative
Introduction: The Transition to the Postconventional via Language
Freedom as Rewriting
Temporality
Cognitive Structuring
Cultures, Stories, and Symbols
Lives as Texts
Nature of Reality
Breaches and Ruptures
Therapy as Narrative Repair
Transcending Narrative
Epistemic Knowing
Relativistic Knowing
Dialectical Knowing
Knowing the Self
Robert Kegan
Changes in the Vertical Organization of Ego
The Midlife Crisis in Development
Juan Pascual-Leone
Social and Moral Knowing
Lawrence Kohlberg
Cheryl Armon
Cosmic Knowing
Susanne Cook-Greuter
Ken Wilber
Charles Alexander
James Fowler
Conclusion
References
Index