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  • A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychologyby Richard Walsh; Thomas Teo; Angelina Baydala

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Presents a fresh perspective that explores the development of psychology as both a human and a natural science. more...

  • Not Even Wrongby Paul Collins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99

    In Not Even Wrong , Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light... more...

  • From Asylum to Communityby Gerald N. Grob

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    The distinguished historian of medicine Gerald Grob analyzes the post-World War II policy shift that moved many severely mentally ill patients from large state hospitals to nursing homes, families, and subsidized hotel rooms--and also, most disastrously, to the streets. On the eve of the war, public mental hospitals were the chief element in the American... more...

  • The Asylum as Utopia (Psychology Revivals)by Andrew Scull

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be , first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical author of the horrors of the traditional madhouse system. Its powerful and ideologically resonant description of the contrasting virtues... more...

  • The Work of Daniel Lagacheby Daniel Lagache

    Karnac Books 1992; US$ 53.95

    'There is still much to be said about Lagache the psychoanalyst. As early as 1947, he founded the Library of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Presses Universitaires de France, and forty-two volumes have appeared, by French and foreign authors, nine of them works or reprints of articles by Freud. It was here, under the direction of Lagache,... 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...

  • Phantom Narrativesby Samuel Kimbles

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    Cultural attitudes operate unconsciously, affecting our own self-perception as well as the way we perceive others. In Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche , Samuel Kimbles argues that it is imperative for a society to question its cultural complexes in order to fully engage its problems. more...

  • Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychologyby Saths Cooper; Kopano Ratele

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This is the second of two volumes collecting the key proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology, the first to be held in Africa in the 123 years of its history. The theme of the conference was "Psychology Serving Humanity", a recognition of psychology's unfulfilled mission in the majority world and a reflection of what that world... more...

  • Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychologyby Saths Cooper; Kopano Ratele

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This is the first of two volumes collecting the key proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology, the first to be held in Africa in the 123 years of its history. The theme of the conference was "Psychology Serving Humanity", a recognition of psychology's unfulfilled mission in the majority world and a reflection of what that world... more...

  • Nervous Disorders of Women (Psychology Revivals)by Bernard Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title, originally published in 1916, looks at ?the numerous nervous illnesses of women, in which the mental factor plays a large part, and... more...