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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
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.
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Please Understand Me
Character and Temperament Types
Paperback      ISBN: 0960695400
Describes sixteen basic personality types, argues that people try to reshape their spouses, children, friends, and coworkers into models of themselves, and discusses different styles of leadership
Elements of the Real in Man
Elements of the Real in Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0936713011
This four-volume series presents a collection of talks given by Almaas on topics such as faith, commitment, nobility and suffering, truth and compassion, allowing, and growing up. Through these talks, Almaas offers valuable guidance and advice for those on a spiritual path, and he explores the challenges and psychological barriers faced by those seeking self-realization.
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.
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
The Psychopathology of Everyday Life: Standard
The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Standard
Paperback      ISBN: 0393006115
The classic work on the role of the subconscious in mistakes made during oral communication
Future of an Illusion
Future of an Illusion
Paperback      ISBN: 0393008312
In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosopher, Freud argued that religion and science were mortal enemies. Early in the century, he began to think about religion psychoanalytically and to discuss it in his writings. The Future of an Illusion (1927), Freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking.
Child Behavior: The Classic Childcare Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development
Child Behavior
The Classic Childcare Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922761
A comprehensive analysis of the behavior of young children, probing the origins of actions and discussing parental response
On Dreams
On Dreams
Paperback      ISBN: 039300144x
A translation of Freud's 1900 statement concerning his theory of the nature and mechanism of dreams