Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible (1st ed. 2022)

Edited by Vlad Petre Glaveanu

ISBN13: 9783030909123

Imprint: Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Format: Hardback

Published: 30/01/2023

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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible represents a comprehensive resource for researchers and practitioners interested in an emerging multidisciplinary area within psychology and the social sciences: the study of how we engage with and cultivate the possible within self, society and culture. Far from being opposed either to the actual or the real, the possible engages with concrete facts and experiences, with the result of transforming them. This encyclopedia examines the notion of the possible and the concepts associated with it from standpoints within psychology, philosophy, sociology, neuroscience and logic, as well as multidisciplinary fields of research including anticipation studies, future studies, complexity theory and creativity research. Presenting multiple perspectives on the possible, the authors consider the distinct social, cultural and psychological processes - e.g., imagination, counterfactual thinking, wonder, play, inspiration, and many others - that define our engagement with new possibilities in domains as diverse as the arts, design and business.
Abnormal.- Absent.- Actual.- Aesthetics.- Awe.- Anticipation.- Anticipation studies.- Artificial intelligence.- As-if thinking.- Bakhtin, Mikhail.- Bergson, Henri.- Bruner, Jerome.- Creativity.- Counterfactual thinking.- Culture.- Curiosity.- Dewey, John.- Divergent thinking.- Dystopia Emergence.- Empathy.- Ethics.- Fantasy.- Fiction.- Free will.- Freud, Sigmund.- Future.- Future studies.- Games.- Heidegger, Martin.- Here and now.- History of the possible.- Hope.- Imagination.- Impossible.- Mead, George Herbert.- Nietzsche, Friedrich.- Perspective taking.- Piaget, Jean.- Play / Pretend play.- Poetry.- Polyphony.- Possibility thinking.- Potential.- Probabilistic thinking.- Real.- Reality.- Resistance.- Sartre, Jean Paul.- Science fiction.- Social change.- Symbolic function.- Symbols.- Opportunity.- Technology.- The possible in anthropology.- The possible in architecture.- The possible in art.- The possible in business.- The possible in community work.- The possible in design.- The possible in economy.- The possible in education.- The possible in human development.- The possible in linguistics.- The possible in logic.- The possible in mathematics.- The possible in neuroscience.- The possible in philosophy.- The possible in psychology.- The possible in religion.- The possible in sports.- The possible in sociology.- Utopia.- Virtual.- Virtual worlds.- Vygotsky, Lev.- Wander.- What-if thinking.- Wittgenstein, Ludwig.- Wonder.
  • Psychology
  • Occupational & industrial psychology
  • Professional & Vocational
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