A history of psychology features minibiographies of Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Mesmer, Pavlov, Freud, James, Piaget, Erikson, and Skinner and a discussion of the techniques and validity of psychological research.
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.
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
In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosophe, 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.
The pain and rewards of depth therapy revealed in two case studies.
Michael Eigen, Ph.D., author of The Psychotic Core and The Electrical Tightrope, is a senior member, Board of Directors, and control/training analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis; Associate Clinical Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor, Institute for Expressive Analysis and New Hope Guild.
In essence, Eigen's book gives witness to a central issue of Aeschylus--we suffer into knowledge--and shows how it is embodied and animated on the stage of the clinical setting with its two throbbing props, couch and chair.
- Patrick J. Mahony, author of Freud as a Writer
No other psychoanalyst writing today can command this repertoire of tones and voices. To read Eigen is to experience the moment-by-moment changes of heart that for him constitute the analytic encounter. The shrewd eloquente, the cunning sympathy and humor at work in this book are unique in psychoanalysis. lt should be celebrated with the paradoxes it is inspired by.
- Adam Phillips, Author of Winnicott
Eigen shares two cases: a woman who manifested spirituality to the exclusion of facing hovering psychological problems, and a man whose virtual obsession with psychological "truths" led him to omit spiritual development. This book will be of interest not only to therapists but to all who are interested in the spiritual in human life.
- Jean Sanville, Editor of Clinical Social Work Journal and author of The Playground of Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Robert Bly, renowned poet and author of the ground-breaking bestseller Iron John, mingles essay and verse to explore the Shadow -- the dark side of the human personality -- and the importance of confronting it.
Here is a powerful new program that can clear away the unconscious agreements patterns that undermine even your best intentions. Through their own marriage and through twenty years' experience counseling more than one thousand couples, therapists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have developed precise strategies to help you create a vital partnership and enhance the energy, creativity, and happiness of each individual. You will learn how to: Let go of power struggles and need for control; Balance needs for closeness and separateness; Increase intimacy by telling the "microscopic truth"; Communicate in a positive way that stops arguments; Make agreements you can keep; Allow more pleasure into your life. Addressed to individuals as well as to couples, Conscious Loving will heal old hurts and deepen your capacity for enjoyment, security, and enduing love.
To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.