50 Psychology Classics, Second Edition: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on the mind, personality, and human nature

50 Psychology Classics, Second Edition: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on the mind, personality, and human nature

by Tom Butler-Bowdon


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Explore the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology.

This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 Psychology Classics includes new classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test.

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 Pavlov, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman.

50 Psychology Classics will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857886740
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Edition description: New
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 234,546
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of seven books including 50 Politics Classics (2015), 50 Philosophy Classics (2013) and Psychology Classics (2007). Bringing important ideas to a wider audience, the award-winning 50 Classics series has been read by over a million people and is in 23 languages. The 50 Classics concept is based on the idea that every subject or genre will contain at least 50 books that encapsulate its knowledge and wisdom. By creating a list of those landmark or representative titles, then providing commentaries that note the key points and assess the importance of each work, readers learn about valuable books they may not have discovered otherwise.

Tom is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney. He lives in Oxford, UK.

Visit his website www.Butler-Bowdon.com

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Understanding Human Nature (1927) Alfred Adler 16

2 The Nature of Prejudice (1954) Gordon Allport 22

3 Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997) Albert Bandura 30

4 The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence (1997) Gavin de Becker 36

5 Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships (1964) Eric Berne 42

6 Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980) Isabel Briggs Myers 48

7 The Female Brain (2006) Louann Brizendine 54

8 Peeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980) David D. Burns 60

9 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012) Susan Cain 64

10 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984) Robert Cialdini 72

11 Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (1996) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 78

12 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) Carol Dweck 84

13 A Guide to Rational Living (1961) Albert Ellis Robert A. Harper 90

14 My Voice Will Go With You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1982) Milton Erickson Sidney Rosen 94

15 Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (1958) Erik Erikson 100

16 Dimensions of Personality (1947) Hans Eysenck 106

17 The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy (1969) Viktor Frankl 110

18 The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence (1936) Anna Freud 114

19 The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) Sigmund Freud 120

20 Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) Howard Gardner 126

21 Stumbling on Happiness (2006) Daniel Gilbert 130

22 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) Malcolm Gladwell 134

23 Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998) Daniel Goleman 140

24 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999) John M. Gottman 146

25 The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013) Temple Grandin 152

26 The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (2011) Stephen Grosz 160

27 The Nature of Love (1958) Harry Harlow 166

28 I'm OK-You're OK (1967) Thomas A. Harris 172

29 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) Eric Hoffer 176

30 Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis (1945) Karen Horney 180

31 The Principles of Psychology (1890) William James 186

32 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1968) Carl Jung 192

33 Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) Daniel Kahneman 198

34 Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) Alfred Kinsey 206

35 The Divided Self: A Study of Sanity and Madness (1960) R. D. Laing 212

36 The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971) Abraham Maslow 218

37 Obedience to Authority (1974) Stanley Milgram 224

38 The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How to Master It (2014) Walter Mischel 230

39 Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rides Your Behavior (2012) Leonard Mlodinow 238

40 Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex (1927) Ivan Pavlov 246

41 Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951) Fritz Perls 252

42 The Language and Thought of the Child (1923) Jean Piaget 258

43 The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002) Steven Pinker 264

44 Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (1998) V. S. Ramachandran 268

45 On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy (1961) Carl Rogers 274

46 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (1970) Oliver Sacks 278

47 The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (2004) Barry Schwartz 284

48 Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment (2002) Martin Seligman 290

49 Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971) B. F. Skinner 296

50 Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990) William Styron 302

50 More Classics 309

Chronological list of titles 315

Credits 317

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