50 Psychology Classics
Your shortcut to the most important ideas on the mind, personality, and human nature
By Tom Butler-Bowdon and Tom Butler-Bowdon
A brand new edition of the bestselling guide to the greatest books in psychology, from Jung to Kahneman, from The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat to Quiet.
A brand new edition of the thinking person's guide to popular psychology.
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. This edition includes contemporary classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test.
EXPLORE the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology:
Alfred Adler on human nature - Albert Bandura on self-efficacy - Isabel Briggs-Myers on personality type - Hans Eysenck on the four dimensions of personality - Albert Ellis on emotions - Erik Erikson on identity crises - Anna Freud on defense mechanisms - Sigmund Freud on dreams - Eric Hoffer on mass psychology - Karen Horney on inner conflicts - Carl Jung on the collective unconscious - Alfred Kinsey on sexual psychology - Melanie Klein on envy - Abraham Maslow on human potential - Stanley Milgram on obedience to authority - I. P. Pavlov on conditioning - Carl Rogers on counselling - Jean Piaget on child psychology - B. F. Skinner on the power of environment
DISCOVER the findings of contemporary research and practice:
Susan Cain on introversion - Carol Dweck on mindset - Martin Gilbert on happiness - Malcolm Gladwell on intuition - John Gottman on marriage - Temple Grandin on autism - Stephen Grosz on self-delusion - Daniel Kahneman on thinking - Walter Mischel on self-control - Leonard Mlodinow on the subconscious - Steven Pinker on nature vs nurture - V. S. Ramachandran on neurology - Barry Schwartz on the burden of choice
GAIN the essence of great writings in psychology:
The Nature of Prejudice - The Female Brain - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - A Guide To Rational Living - The Will To Meaning - The Nature of Love - I'm OK, You're OK - The Divided Self - Gestalt Therapy - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Authentic Happiness - Darkness Visible
Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia. www.butler-bowdon.com
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04 May 2017
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing
At long last a chance for those outside the profession to discover that there is so much more to psychology than just Freud and Jung. 50 Psychology Classics offers a unique opportunity to become acquainted with a dazzling array of the key works in psychological literature almost overnight. — Dr Raj Persaud, Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry
This delightful book provides thoughtful and entertaining summaries of 50 of the most influential books in psychology. It's a 'must read' for students contemplating a career in psychology. — VS Ramachandran, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego
A brilliant synthesis. The author makes complex ideas accessible and practical, without dumbing down the material. I found myself over and over thinking, 'Oh, that's what that guy meant.' — Douglas Stone, lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and co-author of 'Difficult Conversations'
Intelligent, engaging, and crisp . . . will appeal to anyone who is seeking to understand themselves, partners, colleagues, or bosses better. — Wendy Taylor, The Age
Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm . . . he is a true scholar of this type of literature. — USA Today