Matthew Giobbi (Author), Wolfgang Schirmacher (Editor)
A Postcognitive Negation: The Sadomasochistic Dialectic of American Psychology
Paperback – September 20, 2010 | 380 pages | ISBN-10: 0982706766 | ISBN-13: 978-0982706763
In this, his first book, Matthew Giobbi takes the reader from the earliest days of the experimental psychology movement, continues through the media manufacturing of the social "need for psychology," and brings us to the current political and economic power structure of American psychology.
As a critical theorist, Giobbi draws the reader's attention to the unconscious motivations of both the psychologist and the experimental psychology movement itself. He then introduces a way forward through Heidegger and presents a psychological ontology which asks the reader to reconsider what psychology and human Being really are.