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Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Recovery
A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Paperback      ISBN: 0671645285
Designed to help adult children of alcoholics face life-long problems
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.
Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
Uncommon Therapy
The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310310
Case histories are presented to illustrate the use of hypnosis in psychiatric therapy by Dr. Milton H. Erickson
A Blue Fire: Selected Writings
A Blue Fire
Selected Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0060921013
Gathers the influential psychologist's writings on imaginal psychology, betrayal, suicide, parenthood, perception and consciousness
Living With the Passive-Aggressive Man: Coping With Personality Syndrome of Hidden Aggression-From the Bedroom to the Boardroom
Living With the Passive-Aggressive Man
Coping With Personality Syndrome of Hidden Aggression-From the Bedroom to the Boardroom
Paperback      ISBN: 0671870742
Describes the passive-aggressive personality, in which hostility hides behind a mask of apparent cooperation, and offers women advice on healing problem relationships
The Savage Mind
The Savage Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0226474844
Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies
Many Lives, Many Masters
Many Lives, Many Masters
Paperback      ISBN: 0671657860
Describes the case of a young woman suffering from anxiety attacks, explains how hypnosis revealed her memories of past lives, and discusses the usefulness of regression therapy
Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes
Transitions
Making Sense of Life's Changes
Paperback      ISBN: 0201000822
Provides guidance in dealing with critical changes in one's personal and professional lives, details approaches for negotiating major transitions, and offers skills and advice
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
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
In a Different Voice
Psychological Theory and Women's Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0674445449
An assessment of psychological misinterpretations of women attempts to refocus perspectives on female personality and correct misconceptions of female psychological growth