"Proteanism"--or the protean self--describes a psychological phenomenon integral to our times. We live in a world marked by breathtaking historical change and instantaneous global communication. Our lives seem utterly unpredictable: there are few absolutes. Rather than collapsing under these threats and pulls, Robert Jay Lifton tells us, the self turns out to be remarkably resilient. Like the Greek god Proteaus, who was able to change shape in response to crisis, we create new psychological combinations, immersing ourselves in fresh and surprising endeavors over our lifetimes.
About the Author :
Robert Jay Lifton has contributed to Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation as an author.
A distinguished professor of psychology and psychiatry at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Robert Jay Lifton is the author of many important works, including "The Nazis' Doctors," winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, and "Death in Life," winner of the National Book Award.
|Title:||Protean Self: Human Resilience in an Age of Fragmentation||Publisher:||Basic Books|
|Author:||Robert Jay Lifton|
|No. of Pages:||276|
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