The Storied Nature of Human Life

The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin

Authors: Scheibe, Karl E., Barrett, Frank J.

  • Explores the life and work of Theodore Sarbin
  • Provides a commentary on changes taking place in the world of psychology
  • Focuses on the future of psychological theory
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About this book

This book sheds new light on the life and the influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century, Theodore R. Sarbin (1911-2005). In the first section authors provide a comprehensive account of Sarbin’s life and career. The second section consists in a collection of ten publications from the last two decades of his career. The essays cover topics such as the adoption of contextualism as the appropriate world view for psychology, the establishment of narrative psychology as a major mode of inquiry, and the rejection both mechanism and mentalism as suitable approaches for psychology. The book is historically informed and yet focused on the future of psychological theory and practice. 
It will engage researches and scholars in psychology, social scientists and philosophers, as well general readership interested in exploring Sarbin’s theories.

About the authors

Karl E. Scheibe is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA. His publication record includes a wide range of topics from verbal learning, to theoretical studies on self and identity and in recent years, theoretical essays connecting psychology to the language of drama and the techniques of theatre.
Frank J. Barrett is Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, USA. He has written and lectured widely on social constructionism, appreciative inquiry, organizational change, jazz improvisation and organizational learning. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A Sketch of Theodore R. Sarbin’s Life

    Scheibe, Karl E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-37

  • Sarbin’s Way: Markers on a Long Career Pathway in Psychology

    Scheibe, Karl E. (et al.)

    Pages 39-82

  • The Narrative as the Root Metaphor for Contextualism

    Scheibe, Karl E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-105

  • The Narrative Turn in Social Psychology

    Scheibe, Karl E. (et al.)

    Pages 107-125

  • Believed-In Imaginings: A Narrative Approach

    Scheibe, Karl E. (et al.)

    Pages 127-146

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48790-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48789-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Storied Nature of Human Life
Book Subtitle
The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48790-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48790-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48789-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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