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Psychology Underground: from politically correct orthodoxies to a new century of inquiry













“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules

and be judged by the same standards, that would have

gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago,

a liberal 30 years ago, 

and a racist today.”


—Thomas Sowell










Psychology Underground is a slightly more radical look at the topics over which “the academy” tends to have rather pre-conceived points of view. A decidely unconventional excursion into psychology’s underbelly with a delightful rendering of topics as far reaching as romantic love, play, maleness, healing, mass media & propaganda, art, altruism, child development, and, once again, the Jungian shadow. 





“Jerry Kroth’s plea in Psychology Underground is a must for every student of psychology discouraged by the sterility of today’s academic mainstream.”


—Lloyd deMause, Founder, International Journal of Psychohistory



“Psychology Underground exudes a spirit of adventure that the reader is encouraged to share. Kroth’s topics put him in the company of  a writer popular with the 1960s counterculture, Norman O. Brown. Kroth and Brown share a blunt iconoclasm that is matched by an equally bold affirmation of the power of the imagination.”


—Clio’s Psyche, Summer, 2001



“In his latest banquet of critical observations, Psychology  Underground, Professor Kroth exhorts psychologists and psychotherapists to defy political conformity, open ourselves to the darker realities of American society’s internal armor, and take a fresher, more radical approach to change. From a psychotherapist’s point of view, Psychology Underground provides impetus to invoke change more meaningfully and transpersonally, at the core of what ails the U.S. and the planet.”



—Hannah  Leigh-Bull, Psychotherapist and Director, Llama 

Deara Ranch, Santa Fe



“Astonishing. . . Ground-breaking! Kroth challenges his readers to open the doors of the profession to new hypotheses and appeals for an era of openness and freedom in research and inquiry. From collective psychology to evolutionary psychology, he makes his point with elegance and alacrity.”


—Bill Yabroff, Professor Emeritus, The Fielding Institute, 

Author of The Inner Image




















See the video "Freedom of speech and the decline of academic psychology,"
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