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Deep Drama

Exploring Life as Theater

Authors: Scheibe, Karl E.

  • Applies the perspective of theatre to psychological problems in everyday life
  • Demonstrates how dramatic language and concepts can enrich our understanding of psychology
  • Provides an accessible contribution to the well-established field of narrative psychology
  • Builds on the work of leading figures such a Bruner, Gergen, Sarbin and Goffman
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62986-5
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About this book

This book applies a dramaturgical perspective to familiar psychological topics including fear, greed, shame, guilt, rejection, well-being and terrorism. In presenting vivid illustrations of how our understanding of psychological problems can be enriched and enlivened by employing dramatic language and concepts, it brings the well-established field of narrative psychology to life. Providing an accessible and fresh understanding of psychological problems through the language and concepts of theatre, Karl Scheibe builds on the work of leading scholars in the field including Sarbin, Gergen, Bruner and Goffman. This exciting and accessible book acts as a sequel to Scheibe's, The Drama of Everyday Life, and will appeal to students and scholars of narrative and social psychology, theatre studies and the studies of self and identity.

About the authors

Karl E. Scheibe is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Wesleyan University, USA, and Director of the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty. As a social and clinical psychologist, his research interests lie in the psychology of self and identity and the advantages of a dramaturgical approach to psychology.

Reviews

“Deep Drama not only has depth, but it also has breadth and wisdom.  In this series of elegant essays, Scheibe applies psychological insights and dramaturgical understanding to a range of topics, including shame, guilt, addiction, aggression and rejection, and to a range of people, including William James, Daniel Kahneman, Donald Trump, and Scheibe's brilliant former student and advisee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway sensation, "Hamilton."  Scheibe writes that "the drama of everyday life is full of surprises," and so, too, is this engaging book.” (Richie Zweigenhaft, Dana Professor of Psychology, Guilford College, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Profound Drama

    Scheibe, Karl E.

    Pages 1-20

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  • The Person as Actor, the Actor as Person: Personality from a Dramaturgical Perspective

    Scheibe, Karl E.

    Pages 21-33

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  • The Drama of the Scientific Life

    Scheibe, Karl E.

    Pages 35-52

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  • Reflections on the Drama of Shame and Guilt

    Scheibe, Karl E.

    Pages 53-74

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  • The Drama of Fear

    Scheibe, Karl E.

    Pages 75-96

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62986-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62985-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deep Drama
Book Subtitle
Exploring Life as Theater
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62986-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62986-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62985-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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