'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 'Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. He is a true scholar of this type of literature.' --USA Today
From the Publisher
50 Psychology Classics is a thinking person's guide to popular psychology. In a journey that spans 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and over a century in time, it explores important contemporary writings such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness as well as wisdom from key figures in psychology's development.
EXPLORE the work of some of the greatest thinkers in psychology, including: Alfred Adler, Albert Ellis, Milton Erickson, Erik Erikson, Viktor Frankl, Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud, Harry Harlow, Karen Horney, William James, Carl Jung, Afred Kinsey, Melanie Klein, RD Laing, Abraham Maslow, Stanley Milgram, Ivan Pavlov, Fritz Perls, Jean Piaget, Carl Rogers, BF Skinner
GAIN insights into the scientific research of leading contemporary psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists.
DISCOVER why we think and act the way we do through the landmark bestsellers of psychology.
With insightful commentaries on each classic, biographical information on the authors, plus a guide to further key titles, 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS provides a unique overview of this fascinating subject.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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