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Advances in Field Theory

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November 1990 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Advances in Field Theory offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of one of the most influential theories in psychology. Based on the pioneering work of noted social psychologist Kurt Lewin, this impressive volume outlines the work of several generations of international field theorists and attests to the durability and utility of Lewin's work. A brilliant array of essays trace the history and development of field theory, and discuss its various applications in a number of settings. Topics addressed include managing social conflict, self-help groups, field theory and the construction of social problems, and academic sex discrimination, to name only a few. This tightly-edited, well-balanced volume is an essential resource for professionals and students in the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology, social work, and sociology.

 
Introduction
Advancing Field Theory

 
 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: THE BEGINNINGS
 
Field Theory in Social Science
What Made It Creative

 
Anitra Karsten
The Study of Everyday Life
Ralph White
Democracy in the Research Team
Morton Deutsch
Enthusiasm for the Work
Kurt W Back
Woe unto You that are a Grandchild
Mel van Elteren and Helmut E Luck
Kurt Lewin's Films and Their Role in the Development of Field Theory
 
PART TWO: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: PRESENT CONSTRUCTIONS
 
World Fields
Martin Gold
Two `Field Theories'
Susan A Wheelan and Vicki Abt
Field Theory and the Construction of Social Problems
A Relational Perspective

 
Shen Heyong
Kurt Lewin in China
Fred Emery
On the Nature of the Next Generation of Issues
 
Social Processes
Kurt W Back
The Family as a Special Group
Boundaries and Dynamics

 
Matthew Maibaum
Topological Psychology of Abnormal Syndromes
Lewin on Unreality

 
Ana Marjanovic-Shane
Two Paradigms in Developmental Studies of Language
An Old Controversy in New Clothes

 
Morton Deutsch
Cooperation, Conflict and Justice
Emmy A Pepitone
Social Comparison, Relative Deprivation and Pupil Interaction
Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous Classrooms

 
Murray Horwitz and Norman H Berkowitz
Interpersonal and Intergroup Methods of Managing Social Conflict
 
PART THREE: ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONS
 
World Fields
Susan A Wheelan and Eugene H Stivers
Group Dynamics, Action Research and Intergroup Relations
David Bargal and Haviva Bar
Strategies for Arab-Jewish Conflict Management Workshops
Odd Steffen Dalgard, Trine Anstorp, Kirsten Benum, Tom Sorensen and Torbjorn Moum
Social Psychiatric Field Studies in Oslo
Some Preliminary Results

 
Robert J Kleiner and Barnabas Okeke
Level of Aspiration Theory and Quality of Life in Cross-Cultural Research
 
Social Processes
Mark A Chesler
Action Research in the Voluntary Sector
A Case Study of Scholar-Activist Roles in Self-Help Groups

 
Willard C Richan and Robert J Kleiner
The Social Agency as a Field of Forces
A Program Evaluation Strategy

 
Ethel D Kahn and Frank B W Hawkinshire
The Etiology of Academic Sex Discrimination
Research in Progress

 
Frank B W Hawkinshire and William A Liggett
Lewin's Paradigm of Planned Change
Theory and Application

 

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