50 Psychology Classics

50 Psychology Classics

Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do : Insight and Inspiration From 50 Key Books

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on the counsel of fifty classic psychology references to offer insight into what the science's founders believed about human nature, in a lay guide to popular psychology that is complemented by practical tips and brief introductions to such authorities as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Explore the key wisdom and figures of psychology's development over 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and a century of time.

In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self.

50 Psychology Classics explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, skinner, James, Piaget and Pavolv, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman. We all need a personal theory of what makes people tick. To survive and thrive, we have to know who and what we are, and to be canny about the motivations of others. The common route to this knowledge is life experience, but we can advance our appreciation of the subject more quickly through reading.

From the author of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics and 50 Spiritual Classics, which have sold over 100,000 in the English language and have been translated into 17 languages, 50 Psychology Classics will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.

You will find life-changing insights from 50 key books from the following authors: Alfred Adler; Gavin de Becker; Eric Berne; Edward de Bono; Robert Bolton; Nathaniel Branden; Isabel Briggs Myers; Louann Brizendine; David D Burns; Robert Cialdini; Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; Albert Ellis and Robert Harper; Milton Erickson; Erik Erikson; Hans Eysenck; Susan Forward; Viktor Frankl; Anna Freud; Sigmund Freud; Howard Gardner; Daniel Gilbert; Malcolm Gladwell; Daniel Goleman; John M Gottman; Harry Harlow; Thomas A Harris; Eric Hoffer; Karen Horney; William James; Carl Jung; Eric Kandel; Alfred Kinsey; Melanie Klein; RD Laing; Abraham Maslow; Stanley Milgram; Ivan Pavlov; Fritz Perls; Jean Piaget; Steven Pinker; VS Ramachandran; Carl Rogers; Oliver Sacks; Barry Schwartz; Martin Seligman; Gail Sheehy; BF Skinner; Douglas Stone; William Styron; and, Robert E Thayer.

With 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do-Insight and Inspiration, Tom Butler-Bowdon introduces readers to the great works that explore the very essence of what makes us who we are. Spanning fifty books and hundreds of ideas, 50 Psychology Classics examines some of the most intriguing questions regarding cognitive development and behavioral motivations, summarizing the myriad theories that psychologists have put forth to make sense of the human experience. Butler-Bowdon covers everything from humanism to psychoanalysis to the fundamental principles where theorists disagree, like nature versus nurture and the existence of free will. In this single book, you will find Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the most significant contributors to modern psychological thought. From the author of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics, and 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Psychology Classics will enrich your understanding of the human condition.

Book News
Writing for the general audience, Butler-Bowdon summarizes the main thought of 50 popular psychology books published in the 20th century and explains each book's influence on the ever-changing theories of human behavior. The books are arranged alphabetically and span Freud's Interpretation of dreams of 1900 up through Gilbert's recent Stumbling on happiness. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2007.
ISBN: 9781857883862
Characteristics: viii, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Fifty psychology classics

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Nov 09, 2015

Unfortunately, the author summarised the 50 psychological concepts poorly in this book. Beginning readers may be misled easily. Beginning readers can understand the psychological concepts better over the Internet. I respect the author trying to summarise the concepts using only a couple of pages. Unfortunately, the author failed to achieve his goal.

Feb 28, 2014

An easy book to read, good way to understand lots of basic psychological ideas and the history. It is also a good source in which readers can find good books that they are interested in.

Mar 16, 2011

This was a good primer for anyone interested in getting a environmental scan of Psychology. The articles were short, succinct and to the point.


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