The most important popular psychology book since Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence (1996) and Susan Blackmore's The Meme Machine (1999), Knowing Me, Knowing You provides the most complete understanding to date of the human psyche. In the ...
> In the frame of a journey to self-discovery, Keith E. Rice pulls together and integrates the most powerful 'cutting edge' models in the behavioural sciences to explain how and why we think and behave as we do. He provides suggestions and strategies as to what we might do about aspects of ourselves we would like to change. He also explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and offers suggestions as to how we can get more out of them, using the insights gained.
From Knowing You, Knowing Me, we learn that we have up to 8 'mini-selves' or motivational systems which shape how we think and what we believe about ourselves and others. These systems and how they work are themselves influenced by our natural temperamental dispositions.
The backbone of Rice's integrated approach is the Spiral Dynamics model, developed by Don Beck & Chris Cowan from the work of Clare W Graves. The approach is set on a foundation of Hans J Eysenck's Dimensions of Personality and played out through the Neurological Levels hierarchy of Robert Dilts.
Such is the breadth and depth of this construct that it finds key places for the ideas of Sigmund Freud, Richard Bandler & John Grinder, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, Abraham Maslow, Aaron Beck, Susan Blackmore, William Moulton Marston, Michael Hall, Martin Seligman, Carl Gustav Jung, Jerome Kagan, Joseph LeDoux and James Marcia, among others. Plus, the conflict management mapping of Robert Blake & Jane Mouton and Ken Thomas & Ralph Kilmann. Even Pavlov's dogs and Skinner's rats are put to good use!
Littered with case studies and anecdotes and accompanied by 74 illustrations, Knowing Me, Knowing You makes advanced Psychology both accessible and practical.
Number of pages: 368
Date of publication: 29/03/2006
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