50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do: Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books


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With 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do-Insight and Inspiration, Tom Butler-Bowdon introduces readers to the great works that explore the very essence of what makes us who we are. Spanning fifty books and hundreds of ideas, 50 Psychology Classics examines some of the most intriguing questions regarding cognitive development and behavioral motivations, summarizing the myriad theories that psychologists have put forth to make sense of the human experience.

Butler-Bowdon covers everything from humanism to psychoanalysis to the fundamental principles where theorists disagree, like nature versus nurture and the existence of free will. In this single book, you will find Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the most significant contributors to modern psychological thought.

From the author of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics, and 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Psychology Classics will enrich your understanding of the human condition.

1. Alfred Adler “Understanding Human Nature” (1927)
2. Gavin Becker “The Gift of Fear” (1997)
3. Eric Berne “Games People Play” (1964)
4. Edward de Bono “Lateral Thinking” (1970)
5. Robert Bolton “People Skills” (1979)
6. Nathaniel Branden “The Psychology of Self-Esteem” (1969)
7. Isabel Briggs Myers “Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type” (1980)
8. Louann Brizendine “The Female Brain” (2006)
9. David D Burns “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” (1980)
10. Robert Cialdini “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” (1984)
11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi “Creativity” (1997)
12. Albert Ellis & Robert Harper (1961) “A Guide To Rational Living” (1961)
13. Milton Erickson “My Voice Will Go With You” (1982) by Sidney Rosen
14. Eric Erikson “Young Man Luther” (1958)
15. Hans Eysenck “Dimensions of Personality” (1947)
16. Susan Forward “Emotional Blackmail” (1997)
17. Viktor Frankl “The Will to Meaning” (1969)
18. Anna Freud “The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense” (1936)
19. Sigmund Freud “The Interpretation of Dreams” (1901)
20. Howard Gardner “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences” (1983)
21. Daniel Gilbert “Stumbling on Happiness” (2006)
22. Malcolm Gladwell “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” (2005)
23. Daniel Goleman “Emotional Intelligence at Work” (1998)
24. John M Gottman “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” (1999)
25. Harry Harlow “The Nature of Love” (1958)
26. Thomas A Harris “I’m OK – You’re OK” (1967)
27. Eric Hoffer “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements” (1951)
28. Karen Horney “Our Inner Conflicts” (1945)
29. William James “Principles of Psychology” (1890)
30. Carl Jung “The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious” (1953)
31. Alfred Kinsey “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” (1953)
32. Melanie Klein “Envy and Gratitude” (1975)
33. RD Laing “The Divided Self” (1959)
34. Abraham Maslow “The Farther Reaches of Human Nature” (1970)
35. Stanley Milgram “Obedience To Authority” (1974)
36. Anne Moir & David Jessel “Brainsex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women” (1989)
37. IP Pavlov “Conditioned Reflexes” (1927)
38. Fritz Perls “Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality” (1951)
39. Jean Piaget “The Language and Thought of the Child” (1966)
40. Steven Pinker “The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature” (2002)
41. VS Ramachandran “Phantoms in the Brain” (1998)
42. Carl Rogers “On Becoming a Person” (1961)
43. Oliver Sacks “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” (1970)
44. Barry Schwartz “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less” (2004)
45. Martin Seligman “Authentic Happiness” (2002)
46. Gail Sheehy “Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life” (1974)
47. BF Skinner “Beyond Freedom & Dignity” (1953)
48. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen “Difficult Conversations” (2000)
49. William Styron “Darkness Visible” (1990)
50. Robert E Thayer “The Origin of Everyday Moods” (1996)


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