The psychology of space exploration : what Freud might have said / Richard Sherry.Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9781138351424 (hardback); 0429435282.Subject(s): Space flight -- Psychological aspects | Existential psychology | MEDICAL / Physiology | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology | PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis | Outer space -- Exploration -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 612/.0145 Online resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required.
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Freud's impact on my view of human nature -- Connecting the necessity of the outer world to our inner universe -- Understanding the context of outer space and of the inner space of the unconscious -- Space exploration in the tension between cooperation and sublimation : finding collective points of working through cultural anxieties -- Case example, mission to Mars and mission critical psychoanalytic processes to be realised -- Space exploration to space travel, and the future of psychoanalytic insights into human consciousness from spectator to astronaut -- Radical transformations in concept and development of technology : space as applied measure of human maturation -- Mutual evolution of concepts : new paradigms for the future of human development -- Connecting up the archaeology of the time, space and psyche.
"This short book grapples with two vast questions: the nature of our minds, and our place in the wider universe. It considers how one mutually influences the development of the other. The changes and challenges that will accompany the first humans to leave planet Earth and travel to another planet, or even further, will not only impact upon our technical capacities, but also represent a watershed moment within our individual and collective human psychology. Many of the problems of resource-use, environmental degradation, and waste or destructive processes are contained in the larger vision of exploring another environment and planet. But the book also offers a shift in perspective that allows us consider humanity from an alternative, more holistic perspective, reappraising our own minds both individually and within dynamic social processes. This book considers our place and purpose in the widest possible perspective, that of space exploration and the much wider natural universe. It doesn't seek to answer these questions, but to provide a perspective to explore even further"--