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by Lawrie Reznek

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ISBN:
1442206055
Author:
Lawrie Reznek
Category:
Psychology & Counseling
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)
Pages:
254 pages
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Reznek's book is clear and easy to read. Not addressing the facts behind the stated delusions of the masses he does not follow the scientific process.

Reznek's book is clear and easy to read. The eclectic nature of Reznek's approach also emerges through the variety of disciplines that he cites and engages with to advance his argument; a quick perusal of the bibliography will reveal works in psychology, psychiatry, philosophy and religion.

Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives. He provides an understanding of madness and the psychological processes that drive us to adopt delusions, arguing that it is a mistake to view only schizophrenic patients as delusional, while excluding large groups of society from such an analysis. We all think that we can tell the difference between someone who is mad, or whom psychiatrists call psychotic, and someone who is sane. But can we really tell who is mad and who is not? Do we really know what madness is and how it should be recognized?

Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives

Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives.

We all think that we can tell the difference between someone who is mad, or whom psychiatrists call psychotic, and someone who is sane.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. The book was published in three volumes: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". Mackay was an accomplished teller of stories, though he wrote in a journalistic and somewhat sensational style.

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Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives

Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives.

Delusions play a fundamental role in the history of psychology, philosophy and culture, dividing not only th. By first analysing the arguments of psychiatry's critics and the philosophical ideas of such thinkers as Freud.

Delusions play a fundamental role in the history of psychology, philosophy and culture, dividing not only the. ISBN10 : 9781136934810, ISBN13 : 1136934812. ISBN10 : 9781134959884, ISBN13 : 1134959885.

We all think that we can tell the difference between someone who is mad, or whom psychiatrists call psychotic, and someone who is sane. But can we really tell who is mad and who is not? Do we really know what madness is and how it should be recognized? Have psychiatrists made a sensible distinction between the patient who believes that aliens are beaming messages to him from a foreign planet, and the religious fanatic who believes God communicates to him via automatic writing? Is there a difference between the paranoid patient who believes that the FBI is after him, and the sizeable proportion of our normal population that believe that the US government orchestrated the 9-11 bombings? Here, Reznek hopes to shed light on the delusions of the masses-those delusions that are common to everyday people living so-called ordinary lives. He provides an understanding of madness and the psychological processes that drive us to adopt delusions, arguing that it is a mistake to view only schizophrenic patients as delusional, while excluding large groups of society from such an analysis. If we abandon the idea that whole communities cannot share a delusion, we can come to a better understanding about why the world is such a dangerous place.
  • Macage
Ever wonder where delusions come from? Their actual philosophical basis?
Wonder no longer. Canadian philosopher-psychiatrist Lawrie Reznek explains it all.

He moves smoothly from research to public examples to illustrate that even psychiatrists have difficulty defining the mental side of delusions.

His approach leads to a better, rational understanding of why we call other people's ideas 'delusions'.
  • Yanki
The author is himself delusional. Not addressing the facts behind the stated delusions of the masses he does not follow the scientific process. He simply proceeds in ignorance assuming he is correct in his position and naming all others delusional.
Go to the original to see good work.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds.
  • Ttyr
The author proposes a new standard for the diagnosis of delusional beliefs. His case is reasonable and convincing. The book is well written and enjoyable. Highly recommended.