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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
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Frames of Mind
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Paperback      ISBN: 0465025102
Aruges that all human beings are born with a multiplicity of intelligences which can, and should, be developed by society to achieve great individual accomplishment and to fulfill greater social goals
Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0871401185
In 1915 at the University of Vienna 60-year-old Sigmund Freud delivered these lectures on psychoanalysis, pointing to the interplay of unconscious and conscious forces within individual psyches.
Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries
Banished Knowledge
Facing Childhood Injuries
Paperback      ISBN: 0385267622
In direct opposition to the Freudian drive theory, the author of the best-selling The Drama Of The Gifted Child believes that children, at birth, are inherently good, and she traces all forms of criminal deeds to past mistreatments.
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
Friedman's Fables/With Discussion Questions
Friedman's Fables/With Discussion Questions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0898624401
Dr. Friedman has woven 24 illustrative tales that offer fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles and reflect the author's humor, pathos, and understanding. Friedman takes on resistance and other "demons" to show that neither insight, nor encouragement, nor intimidation can in themselves motivate an unmotivated person to change. These provocative tales playfully demonstrate that new ideas, new questions, and imagination, more than accepted wisdom, provide each of us with the keys to overcoming stubborn emotional barriers and facilitating real change both in ourselves and others. Sure to intrigue and inform, this book belongs in the resource library of public speakers, teachers, trainers, and clergy, as well as general readers.
Doing Psychotherapy
Doing Psychotherapy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465016847
A practical guide to using the techniques of psychotherapy makes use of case studies to indicate approaches, identify mistakes, and illustrate theory
Civilization and Its Discontents
Civilization and Its Discontents
Paperback      ISBN: 0393301583
During the summer of 1929, Freud worked on what became this seminal volume of twentieth-century thought. It stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that he had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory of mind--the so-called structural theory, with its stress on aggression, indeed the death drive, as the pitiless adversary of eros. Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world, a place Freud defines in terms of ceaseless conflict between the individual's quest for freedom and society's demand for conformity. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction. But culture inhibits his instinctual drives. The result is a pervasive and familiar guilt. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey. Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.
Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
Who Dies?
An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
Paperback      ISBN: 0385262213
Examines the modern fear of death and discusses how meditation can be used to overcome this fear, deal with grief, and improve our consciousness