There are 72 books in this catalogue.
Man for Himself - An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics
Book Number: 60573
Henry Holt - An Owl Book 1990 8vo. Soft cover. 254pp. Index. Very good. Are we primarily determined by nature or nurture? What are the best ways that people can live productively? In Man for Himself, renowned social philosopher Erich Fromm posits: With the gifts of self-consciousness and imagination, any individual can give his or her own unique answer. This answer is rooted in our human nature, and should correspond to mankind’s powers of reason and love. Therefore, Fromm reasons, “living itself is an art.”
In his humanistic concept of man, Fromm describes various character orientations that are to be found in Western culture. For the first time, Fromm analyzes the parallels between economic concepts of market value and how we value others and ourselves—the idea of personality as a commodity. He argues for a return to humanistic ethics, and discusses issues such as the question of conscience, of selfishness and self-love, and of pleasure and happiness.
The Sane Society
Book Number: 60574
Henry Holt - An Owl Book 1990 8vo. Soft cover. 370pp. Index. very good. A critique of contemporary capitalism. The Sane Society anaylses how individuals conform to contemporary capitalist and patriarchal societies, the book was published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval. It was a scathing indictment of modern capitalism and as such proved unwelcome to many. Unwelcome because much of what Fromm had to say was true. Today, as we settle into the challenges of the 21st century, Fromm's writings are just as relevant as when they were first written in 1955.
Why We Lie
Book Number: 63173
4th Estate, London 2010. 8vo. softcover. 364pp. index. Very good. inscribed & signed by author.
Interpretation of Dreams
Book Number: 63169
The Modern Library, New York 1978. 8vo hardcover 477pp Very good. / Very good d/w. Introducing the id, the superego, and their problem child, the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness.
Carl Gustav Jung: A Biography
Book Number: 62998
Black Swan, 1997. 8vo. softcover. 624pp. index. Good+, page edges toned.
Piaget's Theory of Intelligence
Brainerd, Charles J.
Book Number: 62688
Prentice Hall, 1978. 8vo. hardcover. 326pp. index. Good underlining in pencil. / Very good d/w. Book and wrapper covered in clear adhesive plastic, owner's detail on fep.
The Handbook Of Chinese Psychology
Bond, Michael harris. (editor)
Book Number: 51742
Oxford University Press 1996 8vo. hardcover. 588pp. index. Very good, owner's signature on fep. / Very good+ d/w.
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud 3 Vol. in Slipcase
Jones, Ernest MD
Book Number: 57503
Basic Books 1963 Large 8vo's. Cloth. Slipcase very good. Copies have a lightly faded spine, however the copies are very good with only the po name on fep. Here in dramatic detail, is the story of Freud's childhood and adolescence; his courtship and marriage, revealed in 900 hitherto-secret love letters; the freeing of his creative powers through self-analysis; his bitter struggles for recognition and his ascent to fame. Of particular interest, is Dr. Jones's graphic description of how Freud penetrated the mysteries of dreams and sexuality and developed the science of psychoanalysis.
Sex and Gender
Archer, John and Barbara Lloyd
Book Number: 43204
Cambridge University Press August 12, 2002 8vo softcover 294pp very good. This second edition of John Archer and Barbara Lloydas Sex and Gender is extremely wide-ranging and tackles challenging theoretical issues, including the ultimate origins of sex differences in human behavior. In bringing social, developmental, and evolutionary theories to bear on many different types of female and male behaviors, Archer and Lloyd have produced an intellectually sophisticated text. Yet, the writing is engaging and accessible to undergraduates. Another plus is that the research covered in the book stems from a wide range of cultures. This is a truly outstanding book! Sex and Gender (2nd edt.) is a substantially revised edition of a classic text. Adopting a balanced approach to the often controversial study of sex differences, the authors introduce the reader to the fundamental questions relating to sex and gender in an accessible way. Drawing on the latest research, new developments are explored such as the rise of evolutionary psychology and the influence of Social Role Theory as well as new psychoanalytic and ethno-methodological approaches which have all contributed to a greater understanding of the complex nature of masculinity and femininity.
Psychology at Work
Warr, Peter (Editor)
Book Number: 43312
Penguin Books Ltd July 25, 1991 8vo softcover 448pp very good. Workload, Training, Computers, Leadership, Ergonomics, Negotiation, Stress, Rest.
Psychology and Primitive Culture
Book Number: 46198
Greenwood Press, 1970 8vo. brown cloth hardcover. 294pp. index. Very good+. / No D/W.
Unexpected Legacy of Divorce
Wallerstein, Judith Et Al
Book Number: 49204
HarperCollins Publishers June 28, 2001 8vo softcover 347pp near fine. Twenty-five years ago, when the impact of divorce on children was not well understood, Wallerstein began what has now become the largest study on the subject, and this book, presents the psychologist's startling findings. By tracking approximately 100 children as they forge their lives as adults, she has found that contrary to the popular belief that kids would bounce back after the initial pain of their parents' split, children of divorce often continue to suffer well into adulthood. Their pain plays out in their relationships, their work lives and their confidence about parenting themselves. Wallerstein argues that although the situation is dire, there is hope to be found at the end of good counseling and healing.
Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry
Stastny, Peter (Other Contributor), Peter Lehmann, Preface by Robert Whitaker.
Book Number: 52687
Peter Lehmann Pub. January 2007 8vo softcover 431pp near fine. New in wrapper. The great book of alternatives to psychiatry around the world. (Ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, social scientists and relatives report about their alternative work, their successes, their individual and collective experiences. The book highlights alternatives beyond psychiatry, current possibilities of self-help for individuals experiencing madness, and strategies toward implementing humane treatment.
These are some of the questions, which are addressed by the 61 authors—(ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry, medical practitioners, therapists, lawyers, social scientists, psychiatrists and relatives from all continents: What helps me if I go mad? How can I find trustworthy help for a relative or a friend in need? How can I protect myself from coercive treatment? As a family member or friend, how can I help? What should I do if I can no longer bear to work in the mental health field? What are the alternatives to psychiatry? How can I get involved in creating alternatives? Assuming psychiatry would be abolished, what do you propose instead?