Chinese rights for the conflicted mind

April 2019

China Renmin University Press have just bought the Chinese rights for ‘The Conflicted Mind’ for publication in 2020.

The book has had some great reviews:

‘Geoff Beattie’s “The Conflicted Mind” is fascinating and beautifully written. Bold and original, it adds a new dimension to a conception of mind being developed now across psychology- to relate the conscious, purposeful, self-aware, slow-to-act mind to something else, a mind not conscious, not purposeful, not prone to self-awareness, and quick. The two aspects, coexisting in every person, come into conflict by their nature. To reveal the conflict in its many forms is the topic of Beattie’s book. Most fascinating are the rich, nuanced discussions of the six 20th Century social psychology giants he has chosen, each with his own chapter, who touch the conflicted mind but never fully grasped it.’

David McNeill, Professor of Psychology and Linguistics, University of Chicago.

‘Psychology has been influential in providing effective aid in alleviating many mental afflictions that confront contemporary humans; but it has hardly offered answers, or even explanations, to the “conflicted mind,” which is a product of cultural and environmental factors- not purely cognitive ones. This book deconstructs psychology brilliantly, but also offers an in-depth and powerful assessment of the sources and outcomes of confused and inconsistent emotions. This is a brilliant book and highly recommended for everyone - psychologists and general public alike.’

Marcel Danesi, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto.