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The Resource Impromptu man : J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network, Jonathan D. Moreno

Impromptu man : J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network, Jonathan D. Moreno

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Impromptu man : J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network
Title
Impromptu man
Title remainder
J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan D. Moreno
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Impromptu Man captures the remarkable impact of a singular genius, J.L. Moreno, whose creations-the best-known being psychodrama-have shaped our culture in myriad ways, many unrecognized. The record will be set straight for all time by this can't-put-down biography, a tribute by Jonathan D. Moreno to his father's masterly legacy." -DANIEL GOLEMAN, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ J.L. Moreno (1889-1974), the father of psychodrama, was an early critic of Sigmund Freud, wrote landmark works of Viennese expressionism, founded an experimental theater where he discovered Peter Lorre, influenced Martin Buber, and became one of the most important psychiatrists and social scientists of his time. ?? A mystic, theater impresario and inventor in his youth, Moreno immigrated to America in 1926, where he trained famous actors, introduced group therapy, and was a forerunner of humanistic psychology. As a social reformer, he reorganized schools and prisons, and designed New Deal planned communities for workers and farmers. Moreno's methods have been adopted by improvisational theater groups, military organizations, educators, business leaders, and trial lawyers. His studies of social networks laid the groundwork for social media like Twitter and Facebook. ?? Featuring interviews with Clay Shirky, Gloria Steinem, and Werner Erhard, among others, original documentary research, and the author's own perspective growing up as the son of an innovative genius, Impromptu Man is both the study of a great and largely unsung figure of the last century and an epic history, taking readers from the creative chaos of early twentieth-century Vienna to the wired world of Silicon Valley. Jonathan D. Moreno, called the "most interesting bioethicist of our time" by the American Journal of Bioethics, is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. "--
  • "Jacob L. Moreno (1889-1974) was an early critic of Freud, wrote landmark works of Viennese expressionism, founded an experimental theater where he discovered Peter Lorre, influenced Martin Buber, and became one of the most important psychiatrists and social scientists of his time. A mystic, theater impresario, and inventor in his youth, Moreno immigrated to America in 1926, where he trained famous actors, introduced group therapy, and was a forerunner of humanistic psychology. As a social reformer he reorganized schools, prisons, and refugee camps. Moreno's methods have been adopted by improvisational theater, military organizations, educators, business leaders, and trial lawyers. His studies of social networks laid the groundwork for social media like Twitter and Facebook. Using original interviews with figures like Clay Shirky, Gloria Steinem, and Werner Erhard, written sources, and the author's own perspective growing up as the son of an innovative genius, Impromptu Man is the study of a great and largely unsung figure of the last century"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moreno, Jonathan D
Dewey number
  • 616.89/14092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438.6.M67
LC item number
M67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moreno, J. L.
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social scientists
  • Social reformers
  • Drama
  • Humanistic psychology
Label
Impromptu man : J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network, Jonathan D. Moreno
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Publication
Bar code
31223112159760
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781934137840
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-cust20150109-054
System control number
  • 890107159
  • (OCoLC)890107159
Label
Impromptu man : J.L. Moreno and the origins of psychodrama, encounter culture, and the social network, Jonathan D. Moreno
Publication
Bar code
31223112159760
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781934137840
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014025363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-cust20150109-054
System control number
  • 890107159
  • (OCoLC)890107159

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