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Stigma: Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Stigma
Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0671622447
Analyzes the feelings of the physically deformed and other social outcasts toward themselves and others
We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
We
Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0062504363
Provides an illuminating explanation of the origins and meaning of romantic love and shows how a proper understanding of its psychological dynamics can revitalize our most important relationships.
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy: Human Immortality
The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
Human Immortality
Paperback      ISBN: 0486202917
Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist
A Guide to Rational Living
A Guide to Rational Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0879800429
Two psychotherapists describe the nature and success of their rational-emotive approach to solving mental and emotional problems and present actual case histories
Re-Visioning Psychology
Re-Visioning Psychology
Paperback      ISBN: 0060905638
This groundbreaking classic explores the necessity of connections between our life and soul and developing the main lines of the soul-making process.
Totem and Taboo
Totem and Taboo
Paperback      ISBN: 0394701240
In this brilliant exploratory attempt (written in 1912-1913) to extend the analysis of the individual psyche to society and culture, Freud laid the lines for much of his later thought, and made a major contribution to the psychology of religion. Primitive societies and the individual, he found, mutually illuminate each other, and the psychology of primitive races bears marked resemblances to the psychology of neurotics. Basing his investigations on the findings of the anthropologists, Freud came to the conclusion that totemism and its accompanying restriction of exogamy derive from the savage’s dread of incest, and that taboo customs parallel closely the symptoms of compulsion neurosis. The killing of the “primal father” and the consequent sense of guilt are seen as determining events both in the tribal pre-history of mankind, and in the suppressed wishes of individual men. Both totemism and taboo are thus held to have their roots in the Oedipus complex, which lies at the basis of all neurosis, and, as Freud argues, is also the origin of religion, ethics, society, and art.
Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0393001490
Leonardo da Vinci (1910) remains among the most fascinating, though speculative, works of Freud's entire output. A detailed reconstruction of Leonardo's emotional life from his earliest years, it represents Freud's first sustained venture into biography from a psychoanalytic perspective, and also his effort to trace one route that homosexual development can take.
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"--closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548476
Essays discuss the human subconscious (the shadow to our mind), suppression, aggression, the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and writers' use of the subconscious
Migrations to Solitude
Migrations to Solitude
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742417
An exploration of privacy makes a statement on the human sense of being alone in the world by examining how Americans sometimes choose to sacrifice their privacy and sometimes choose to bask in it