Chassidic Teachings and Modern Psychology : Toward a More Unified Approach

This article describes how many modern psychological constructs and theories exist in older as well as newer Chassidic and Jewish teachings, particularly those of Chabad Lubavitch. This exploration points toward a potential benefit for a unification of psychology and Chassidic teachings. Psychologic...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Turner, Akiva (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 2016, Volume: 55, Issue: 3, Pages: 973-985
Further subjects:B Behavioral change theory
B Psychology
B Chassidus
B Clinical practice
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Summary:This article describes how many modern psychological constructs and theories exist in older as well as newer Chassidic and Jewish teachings, particularly those of Chabad Lubavitch. This exploration points toward a potential benefit for a unification of psychology and Chassidic teachings. Psychological theories and constructs explored are Freudian psychoanalysis, cognitive dissonance, cognitive restructuring/reframing, self-efficacy/planned behavior, and logotherapy/existentialism. The article then concludes with a discussion of possible implications of moving toward a unified approach for clinical practitioners.
ISSN:1573-6571
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10943-015-0145-z