Raeff, professor of Psychology, published a book with Oxford University
Press titled, Exploring the Complexities of Human Action. The book
offers a theoretical framework for thinking systematically and
integratively about what people do as they go about their complex lives
in all corners of the world.
The book begins by constructively
questioning some conventional practices in psychology. Raeff then
articulates an alternative systems conceptualization of action that
emphasizes multiple, interrelated, and dynamic processes. The book also
applies this conceptualization to varied human issues, including
mind-body connections, identity, art, diversity, extremism, and freedom.
Raeff hopes that the book will promote complex and empathic
understanding of human beings that can bring people together to pursue
Department of Psychology