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The Meaning of Anxiety

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In the revised edition of this now-classic study, the distinguished author of Love and Will deepens his exploration into anxiety theory. Dr. May challenges the idea that mental health means living without anxiety, and he explores anxiety's potential for self-realization as well as ways to avoid its destructive aspects.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 17th 1996 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1977)
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May's concept of 'pseudo-innocence; in his book, 'Power and Innocence', stayed with me. It occurs to me that such 'innocence' is a defence against anxieties (the existential, the psychological, the biological), a cerebral pattern-making that can look not only elaborate, almost aesthetically superior, but also ethically positive and admirable, while all the time such pseudo-innocence allows for abnegation of responsibilities, refusal of personal growth and the defaulted individual contribution to...more
Unless you're a student of psychoanalysis or totally fascinated by the subject, you will only get bits and pieces of understanding by this. Filled with case studies.
Jason Claus
Great look at anxiety. Rollo May is one of the best authors on Existential Psychology.
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On a Rollo May jag. It's the next in line....
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A very usefull overview about anxiety.
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Rollo May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American existential psychologist. He authored the influential book Love and Will during 1969.

Although he is often associated with humanistic psychology, his philosophy was influenced strongly by existentialist philosophy. May was a close friend of the theologian Paul Tillich. His works include Love and Will and The Courage to Create, the latter...more
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