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Fragments of Trauma and the Social Production of Suffering: Trauma, History, and Memory

by Marilyn Charles, Michael O'Loughlin, Cate Osborn & Avigail Gordon et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2014)

In this book, contributors explore the deep psychic effects of traumatic experiences and locates those experiences in relation to both historical events and intergenerational transmission of traumatic sequelae...


Human Goodness: Origins, Manifestations, and Clinical Implications

by Salman Akhtar, Beth J. Seelig, Jodi Brown & Elio Frattaroli et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2014)

Each human heart possesses positive attributes such as altruism, kindness, concern, gratitude, and forgiveness. Human Goodness explores the origins of these traits through the use of clinical vignettes to help...


Erik Erikson's Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus

by Donald Capps Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic...


Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

by Jonathan D. Moreno Bellevue Literary Press (September 22, 2014)

The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence


Hyper

by Timothy Denevi Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

The first book of its kind about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD, Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out” (Nature) that...


Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche

by Samuel Kimbles Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

Cultural attitudes operate unconsciously, affecting our own self-perception as well as the way we perceive others. In Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche, Samuel Kimbles argues...


The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism

by Radmila Moacanin Wisdom Publications (May 22, 2012)

The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism cuts to the heart of two very different yet remarkably similar traditions. The author touches on many of their major ideas: the collective unconscious and...


How We Became Human: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis

by Julio Moreno & Judith Filc Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

How We Became Human: A Challenge to Psychoanalysis tackles the question of what distinguishes human beings from other animals. By interweaving psychoanalysis, biology, physics, anthropology, and philosophy,...


The Will to Believe and Human Immortality

by William James Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Two books bound together, from religious period of one of the most renowned and representative thinkers. Illuminations of age-old religious questions from a pragmatic perspective, written in a luminous style....


A Curious Madness

by Eric Jaffe Scribner (January 14, 2014)

From an “illuminating and entertaining” (The New York Times) young writer, the story that explores the fateful intersection of two men at the Tokyo war crimes trial that followed World War II: a Japanese...


Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Peter Raabe Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 26, 2013)

In this book, Raabe argues that philosophy can effectively inform and improve conventional methods of treating mental illness. He presents clinical evidence showing that mild and so-called clinical mental illnesses...


John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has often...


Psychotherapy in the Wake of War: Discovering Multiple Psychoanalytic Traditions

by Bernd Huppertz, Angela Joyce, Susan Loden & Alfred Ribi et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (September 05, 2013)

This book shows how the differing views of twenty-three psychoanalysts of different traditions affect theoretical and technical issues in psychoanalytic treatments. Their selections from a series of nine cases...


Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self

by Ajit K. Maan UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book asks how identity is created and examines the history of conceptions of the self, from Aristotle to Postmodernism, to find the answers. Maan finds the human capacity to self creation exists in what...


Revolution in Mind: Freud, The Freudians, and the Making of

by George Makari HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A masterful history of one of the most important movements of our time, Revolution in Mind is a brilliant, engaging, and radically new work—the first ever to fully account for the making of psychoanalysis....


The Road to Unity in Psychoanalytic Theory

by M. D. Rangell Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 28, 2006)

This book notes the rise and fall of psychoanalysis within the intellectual sciences, and attributes the decline to the fragmentation of its basic theory. Following an analysis of the course of development of...


Lincoln Dreamt He Died

by Andrew Burstein St. Martin's Press (May 28, 2013)

Before Sigmund Freud made dreams the cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and casual conversation. In...


The Jokes of Sigmund Freud: A Study in Humor and Jewish Identity

by Elliott Oring Jason Aronson, Inc. (April 16, 2007)

The Jokes of Sigmund Freud unravels the intimate connections between Sigmund Freud and his Jewish identity. Author Elliott Oring observes that Freud frequently identified with the characters in the jokes he...


The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

by Lawrence J. Friedman & Anke M. Schreiber Columbia University Press (February 12, 2013)

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and political insight,...


A Guided Science: History of Psychology in the Mirror of Its Making

by Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (March 01, 2012)

Jaan Valsiner fills in the wide background of scholarship on the history of science, the recent focus on social studies of sciences, and the cultural and cognitive analyses of knowledge-making. The theoretical...


The Fall (new edition with Afterword)

by Steve Taylor Iff Books (June 29, 2018)

A new edition of Steve Taylor's bestselling classic, in which the author provides an Afterword, including research developments that have occurred since the book was first published in 2005. "An important and...


William James, Moral Philosophy, and the Ethical Life

by Jacob L. Goodson, Jaishikha Nautiyal, Amy Kittelstrom & D. Micah Hester et al. Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Virtue theory, natural law, deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism: these are the basic moral theories taught in “Ethics,” “History of Philosophy,” and “Introduction to Philosophy” courses throughout...


Civilization and Its Discontents

by Sigmund Freud & Joan Riviere Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

The struggle between the urgencies of instinct and the restrictions of civilization is addressed throughout the works of Sigmund Freud, and in Civilization and Its Discontents the theme is developed with particular...


Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong

by Jerry Clark & Ed Palattella Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2017)

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, as one judge described her, as “a coldly calculated criminal recidivist and serial killer.” She had experienced a lifetime of murder, mayhem, and mental illness. She killed two...


Forewarned

by Paul Goodwin Biteback Publishing (July 13, 2017)

Whether it’s an unforeseen financial crash, a shock election result or an expected barbecue season that sees record rainfall, forecasts have impacts on us all. But do forecasters tell you all that they know...


The Pathological family

by Deborah Weinstein Cornell University Press

While iconic popular images celebrated family life during the 1950s and 1960s, American families were simultaneously regarded as potentially menacing sources of social disruption. The history of family therapy...


Hungry for Ecstasy

by Sharon Klayman Farber Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 16, 2012)

Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, The Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties by Sharon Klayman Farber explores the hunger for ecstatic experience that can lead people down the road to self-destruction. In an attempt...


The Gender Vendors

by A. L. Jones Lexington Books (August 26, 2014)

Among numerous ancient Western tropes about gender and procreation, “the seed and the soil” is arguably the oldest, most potent, and most invisible in its apparent naturalness. The Gender Vendors denaturalizes...


Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (Second Edition)

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English The Feminist Press at CUNY (July 01, 2010)

As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.

Witches,...


The Lives They Left Behind

by Peter Stastny, Darby Penney, Robert Whitaker & Lisa Rinzler Bellevue Literary Press (January 01, 2009)

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the...


Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

by Anne C. Rose The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2009)

In the American South at the turn of the twentieth century, the legal segregation of the races and psychological sciences focused on selfhood emerged simultaneously. The two developments presented conflicting...


A New Look at New Realism: The Psychology and Philosophy of E. B. Holt

by Eric P. Charles Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"This volume makes it clear that advances in philosophical knowledge can contribute to psychology. Consequently, some psychological tenets of Holt’s era that were ahead of their time are consistent with new...


Kierkegaard and the Rise of Modern Psychology

by Sven Hroar Klempe & Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (July 28, 2014)

This book investigates the work of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who considered psychology a core discipline central to his understanding of metaphysics as well as theology. In tracing psychology’s...


Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's Psychology

by Doga Sonmez Keith, Ayfer Dost-Gozkan & Jaan Valsiner Transaction Publishers (June 01, 2015)

This book explores the life and work of Muzafer Sherif (1905–1988), a Turkish-American social scientist known for his seminal work on social judgment, norm and group formations, and intergroup conflicts and...


Reading the Written Image

by Christopher Collins Penn State University Press (October 22, 1991)

Reading the Written Image is a study of the imagination as it is prompted by the verbal cues of literature. Since every literary image is also a mental image, a representation of an absent entity, Collins contends...


Exhaustion: A History

by Anna K. Schaffner Columbia University Press (May 31, 2016)

Today our fatigue feels chronic; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating technologies command our attention. Many people complain of burnout, and economic instability and the threat of ecological catastrophe...


Rationality within Modern Psychological Theory: Integrating Philosophy and Empirical Science

by James A. Harold Lexington Books (June 15, 2016)

Rationality within Modern Psychological Theory examines the rational and irrational dimensions of human nature and of the psyche and logos through the lenses of classical philosophy and modern psychology.


Viktor Frankl's Search for Meaning: An Emblematic 20th-Century Life

by Timothy Pytell Berghahn Books (October 01, 2015)

First published in 1946, Viktor Frankl's memoir Man's Search for Meaning remains one of the most influential books of the last century, selling over ten million copies worldwide and having been embraced by...


Journeys Into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

by Gemma Blackshaw & Sabine Wieber Berghahn Books (June 01, 2012)

At the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud's investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental illness, but it was not the only exploration of this 'territory' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire....


The Invisible Orientation

by Julie Sondra Decker Skyhorse (October 13, 2015)

Lambda Literary Award 2014 Finalist in LGBT Nonfiction

Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award 2014 Finalist in Family & Relationships

Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 (IPPY) Silver Medal in...


The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa

by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Allan G Hill & Arthur M Kleinman Indiana University Press (May 01, 2015)

In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic...


Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

by Jeffrey A. Lieberman & Ogi Ogas Little, Brown and Company (March 10, 2015)

"An astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane... [Shrinks] brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time." --Siddhartha Mukherjee

Psychiatry has come a...


Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib

by Larry C. James & Philip G. Zimbardo Grand Central Publishing (September 18, 2008)

This is the story of Abu Ghraib that you haven't heard, told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again.

In April 2004, the world was...