50 Psychology Classics : Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do, Paperback Book

50 Psychology Classics : Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do Paperback

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9781857883862



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After an introduction, the book consists of fifty short chapters each laying out the main ideas in a classic psychology book. Each chapter concludes with a short biography of the author or authors. The chapters are well written, give a good summary of the main ideas and avoid controversy. This book is good you want an overview of the various schools of thought of psychology. I found some chapters very interesting so it has been helpful in directing my reading to my interests. It is worthwhile noting the chapters that are of particular interest so that you don't have to go back over the book. There is probably too little detail to be of very much use to psychology students. The book concludes with a list of fifty more books with a one sentence description which is also useful.

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I liked this anthology of psychology, but I felt it was odd that among the 50 authors chosen, many, if not the majority, came from Harvard. It just can't be statistically...

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