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1st Edition

The Hidden Games of Organizations

ISBN 9780876306192
Published May 1, 1990 by Routledge
206 Pages

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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Watzlawick -- Preface by Mara Selvini Palazzoli -- PART ONE -- CONCRETE EXPERIENCES -- I. A Psychologist in Industry -- 2. A Psychologist in a Research Center -- 3. Two Psychologists in a Pediatrics Ward -- 4. A Team of Educational Psychologists in a Suburban School District -- PART TWO -- THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS -- 5. The Organization Plays a Game of Its Own -- 6. The Psychologist Must Consider His Own Role -- 7. The Psychologist and the Problem of Hierarchic Levels -- 8. Denied Coalitions -- PART THREE -- TOW ARDS THE CONCEPT OF ORGANIZED COMPLEXITY -- 9. lnteractional Complexity and Communication -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Mara Selvini Palazzoli is recognized worldwide as an authority on family systems and family therapy, and is widely published in the United States in such journals as Family Process and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. The other contributors, all of them psychologists, are members of a group formed in 1972 specifically to study behavior in large organizations, which led to the writing of this book.