General Psychopathology, Volume 2

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JHU Press, Nov 27, 1997 - Psychology - 922 pages

In 1910, Karl Jaspers wrote a seminal essay on morbid jealousy in which he laid the foundation for the psychopathological phenomenology that through his work and the work of Hans Gruhle and Kurt Schneider, among others, would become the hallmark of the Heidelberg school of psychiatry. In General Psychopathology, his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that in the realm of the human, the explanation of behavior through the observation of regularity and patterns in it (Erklärende Psychologie) must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings (Verstehende Psychologie).

 

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I had the good fortune to encounter this work when I was a psychiatric resident 40 years ago at Temple University. Karl Jaspers had a better grasp of psychic life than anyone else I read and than all but a few clinicians I have known. His work will be studied and appreciated by front line psychiatrists long after DSM is forgotten. I am just tickled to have lived long enough to be able to carry the digital version with me as I travel to various offices!
William S. Greenfield, M.D.
 

Contents

a Simple causality and its difficulty
451
d Causal events are extraconscious events
457
CHAPTER VIII
462
Effects of ENVIRONMENT AND of THE BoDY on Psychic LIFE
463
Poisons
466
5
471
Somatic findings in psychosis 246
473
4 Cerebral processes
478
MEANINGFUL OBJECTIVE PHENOMENA
714
Introduction 53
716
Attention and fluctuations in consciousness
719
Investigations into population occupation class urban rural
722
4 Psychopathology of Mind
728
possession psychic epidemics witchcraft
734
Psychopathology in retrospect
747
3 Ultimate basic knowledge 354
748

Basic patterns of meaning
486
a survey of this
492
CHAPTER X
497
Foreword to the 1997 Edition by Paul R McHugh M D
507
Application of Genetics to psychopathology
513
THE TOTALITY OF THE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
524
4 Return to empirical statistics of a temporary character
528
Chapter
530
S2 Examples of theory formation in psychopathology
534
Defining the Concept 428
537
The boundaries of general psychopathology
546
Critique of theorising in general
547
The Conception of the Psychic Life as a Whole
556
h The psychic profile the psychogram
562
THE SYNTHESIs of Disease ENTITIEs Nosologie
563
Basic classifications in the total field of psychic illness
573
The psychophysical basis for performance
574
Symptomcomplexes syndromes
582
The actual flow of psychic life
596
4 Classification of illnesses Diagnostic schema
604
THE HUMAN Species EIDoloGIE
617
THE MoMENTARY WholeTHE STATE of CoNsciousNess
623
Race
668
THE OBJECTIVE PERForMANCEs of Psychic Life Leistungspsycho
671
d Investigation guided by the idea of the individual
674
W MeaningFUL CoNNECTions
678
S2 The individual life as a biological event
681
b Typical course of an illness attack phase period process
687
Selfreflection 347
694
1 The connection between intended and unintended events 351
702
The Abnormal Psyche in Society and History
709
ExPREssion of THE Psyche THROUGH BoDY AND Movement
750
The problem of the nature of man
756
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND THEIR
767
Psychiatry and Philosophy
768
The total mental achievementthe patients general outlook
772
CHAPTER I
777
4 The concept of health and illness
779
MEANINGFUL CoNNections AND THEIR SPECIFIC MECHANISMs
788
The meaning of medical practice
790
The Psychology of MeaningVerstehende Psychologie
794
CHAPTER V
800
Awareness of objects
809
S3 Prejudice and presupposition
813
Examination of patients
825
MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
833
S3 Prognosis
842
S2 Sleep and hypnosis
848
Name Index
861
205
864
General Index
869
Somatic disturbances dependent on the psyche
874
a Psychogenic reactions Erlebnisreaktionen 367
884
b The individual in the world 325
887
PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGYLEISTUNGSPSYCHOLOGIE
890
The study of physiognomy 259
891
234
892
Experience of space and time 79
894
a Subjective and objective psychology b The basic neurological schema of the reflex arc and basic psycho 155
899
239
907
240
915
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Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a founder of existentialism, studied law and medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and received his M.D. in 1909. He taught psychiatry and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His books include Psychology of World Views, and Philosophy.

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