Psychology

05/08/2013

The "Polarized Mind" is killing us - here's what to do about it

What do a school shooter, a corporate swindler, and a bullheaded ideologue have in common? They all converge on what Dr. Kirk Schneider terms “the polarized mind” – a fixation on one point of view to the exclusion of all others.

Since receiving his PhD from Saybrook University, Dr. Schneider has become one of the leading new voices in existential psychology, and his newest book is a diagnosis and history of “the polarized mind,” observing the damage it has done and showing us the steps we urgently need to take to address the danger it presents to our own society.  Combining contemporary insights with centuries of cross-cultural, awe-inspired wisdom, Schneider offers solutions to this worldwide problem.

Now available, “The Polarized Mind:  Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It” is published by University Professors Press and available at Amazon and Barns and Noble.

“My hope is that the book will play some small part in addressing the polarization menace we see all about us today in politics, religion, and our own personal lives from a fresh point of view,” Schneider says.. “We need to augment the national conversation on polarization, which deals mostly with extremist symptoms and behaviors, with a discussion of the existential anxieties that underlie and inform those symptoms and behaviors--and this is what my book brings to the table.”

The official release party for the book will be held at Saybrook University on May 22.  For more information, visit:  http://www.saybrook.edu/essentials/events/12-31-12-5

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A good thing is going to come from the awareness this author's p.o.v. brings to a world that customarily disregards facts that don't fit into the narrow meanline of traditional logic. Bringing the information to the public about how polar minds work against costructive living may erupt into some strong conflict at the present time, but the payoff for the future may be the avoidance of an all-out war.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) | 06/16/2013 @ 02:21 PM