Radical Change in Everyday Life

Foundations of Psychological Future Management

Editors: Druyen, Thomas (Ed.)

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  • The first book at the foundation of the new research field of Psychological Future Management
  • First study case in a unique interdisciplinary approach at the interface of psychology, sociology and (individual) foresight
  • Brings a new perspective, elaborate process model, and comprehensive empirical study on the much debated issue of coping with change
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This volume deals with a key concept concerning the future: change. It is omnipresent and yet is often only perceived in retrospect. The book’s editor and founder of Psychological Future Management argues that we are currently experiencing the beginning of the most radical and profound change in human history. This is the right moment to analyze people’s ability to change more precisely. In this first, representative study, Germany was chosen as an example. The results serve as a basis for further psychological, sociological and prospective considerations.
The Germans obviously have great resilience and problem-solving competence. At the same time, however, they are one-sidedly fixated on maintaining the economic status quo and fear negative changes in the future. Their social milieus are permeated by contradictions. The wealthy, in particular, are tied to security concerns and are therefore unwilling to experiment and take risks, two qualities without which a future in times of exponential change can hardly be managed. What could other countries and societies learn from these descriptions of the current state of one of the world’s leading countries? The entire subject revolves around this question.
The psychological effects of digitization and artificial intelligence also play a role, as they put our neuronal and emotional habits under enormous pressure. How can we improve our future competence and learn to adapt new knowledge more quickly and continuously?  Against this background, the phenomenon of change will be examined and discussed from various national and international perspectives.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Thomas Druyen is the director and founder of the IZZ Institute for Psychological Future Management and the IVV Institute for Wealth Psychology and Wealthibility at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Preface: How to Plan the Future in Times of Exponential Acceleration. Three Scenarios

    Druyen, Thomas

    Pages 1-7

  • Change, Change Competence and Personal Growth: Conceptual Framework for an Explorative Study

    Weller, Christian

    Pages 9-42

  • Experiences of Change – Challenges, Processes and Patterns of Action

    Duttenhöfer, Stephan

    Pages 43-77

  • Coping with Crucial Change

    Weller, Christian

    Pages 79-165

  • Phases and Strategies for Coping with Biographical Experiences of Transformation

    Brenner, Daniel

    Pages 167-199

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-25645-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radical Change in Everyday Life
Book Subtitle
Foundations of Psychological Future Management
Editors
  • Thomas Druyen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-25646-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-25646-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-658-25645-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 257
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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