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  • House of Cardsby Robyn Dawes

    Free Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Robin Dawes spares no one in this powerful critique of modern psychotherapeutic practice. As Dawes points out, we have all been swayed by the "pop psych" view of the world--believing, for example, that self-esteem is an essential precursor to being a productive human being, that events in one's childhood affect one's fate as an adult, and that "you... more...

  • How To Analyze People On Sightby Elsie Lincoln Benedict

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 3.49

    When this book was first written it was hailed as a cutting edge book that not only shook up human analysis with its observations and categorisation techniques but advanced the whole sector forward. Sadly its fame was not to last as new ideas, techniques and methods debunked much of what had seemed so true, although in truth it still has much that... more...

  • Hyperby Timothy Denevi

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    The first book of its kind about what it?s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a ?haunting narrative that explores the world?s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out? ( Nature ) that also illuminates the history of how we came to medicate more than four million children today. Among the first generation of boys prescribed medication... more...

  • Information, Natural Law, and the Self-Assembly of Rhythmic Movementby Peter N. Kugler; Michael T. Turvey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.00

    Originally published in 1987, the introduction states: "the authors have successfully accomplished their program ? to explain, based on physical representations, the observed relations among various parameters of wrist-pendulum oscillations. Thereby a set of new ideas and concepts, including those developed recently by the scientific school to which... more...

  • Irre Ärzte Gott und Teufel ? Perdulcis? Psychiatrie im Ideenfeld der frühen Neuzeitby Luna Gertrud Steiner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 54.99

    Luna Gertrud Steiner unternimmt einen weiträumigenStreifzug durch die Geschichte der Psychotherapie und deren Vorläufer.Vorrangig erkundet sie, warum das Konzept Seele so alt, die Seelenkunde aber sojung ist, und warum die griechischen Philosophen und das Altertum insgesamtnäher an einer ?Psychologie? waren als je die christlich-klerikal dominiertenJahre... more...

  • Kohut, Loewald and the Postmodernsby Judith G. Teicholz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    In Kohut, Loewald, and the Postmoderns , Judith Teicholz, using the contemporary critique of Kohut and Loewald as a touchstone of inquiry into the current status of psychoanalysis, focuses on a select group of postmodern theorists whose recent writings comprise a questioning subtext to Kohut's and Loewald's ideas. Acutely aware of the important differences... more...

  • La Psychologie allemande contemporaineby Théodule Ribot; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Il y a une trentaine d'années au plus, si quelqu'un avait osé soutenir, dans ce pays, que la psychologie était encore à l'état d'enfance et peu disposée à en sortir, on l'eût accusé de paradoxe. On aurait conseillé au critique de relire les écrits consacrés, depuis Locke, aux diverses manifestations de l'esprit humain, et la réponse eût... more...

  • Love in Vienna: The Sigmund Freud?Minna Bernays Affairby Barry Gale

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    For many decades, controversy has surrounded the exact nature of famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's relationship with Minna Bernays, his sister-in-law. Why did Freud and Bernays travel alone together on many occasions? Why did she seem to be so much closer to Freud than his own wife, Martha? The idea that Freud and Minna Bernays had a long-standing... more...

  • MELANIE KLEINby Phyllis Grosskurth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations theory, she saw the development of children, and of the female in particular, in a way that was both an extension of and a challenge to orthodox Freudian thinking. Now, drawing on... more...

  • Masters of Bedlamby Andrew Scull; Charlotte MacKenzie; Nicholas Hervey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00

    Through an examination of the fascinating lives and careers of a series of nineteenth-century "mad-doctors," Masters of Bedlam provides a unique perspective on the creation of the modern profession of psychiatry, taking us from the secret and shady practices of the trade in lunacy, through the utopian expectations that were aroused by the lunacy... more...