The The Curiosity Drive: How Inquisitive Thinking Develops the Mind and Protects Society

Author(s) : Philip Stokoe

The The Curiosity Drive: How Inquisitive Thinking Develops the Mind and Protects Society

Book Details

  • Publisher : Phoenix Publishing House
  • Published : November 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 260
  • Category :
    Forthcoming
  • Category 2 :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 94850
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912691456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912691
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After eighteen frustrating months heading a specialist adolescent unit, Philip Stokoe applied for a training in consultation at the Tavistock Clinic based on the ‘Tavi’ aka ‘group relations’ model. This experience changed his life and, ultimately, led to this book. Embedding the training into his working life, he came to recognise the crucial importance of curiosity to the development of the mind. Alongside love and hate, it is a primary drive inside each of us. Without the desire to ‘know’, human evolution would take a very different path.

Stokoe outlines the work of Freud, Klein, and Bion to provide a firm foundation to his exploration of individual development and how it relates to groups and organisations. He lays bare why so many organisations are dysfunctional, takes an in-depth look at the problems unique to psychoanalytic institutions, and gives clear insight into how groups function as a separate entity to the individuals involved. He also investigates curiosity’s shadow side, detailing the ‘alternative’ processes needed when it becomes a problem.

A truly excellent book for trainees, professionals, and anyone who has ever been frustrated by work!

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