50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS

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Order Code: RNP276    ISBN : 9781857886740
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Spanning hundreds of ideas and over a century in time, this accessible volume explores how key figures in psychology have addressed 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. Described by the author as "psychology for nonpsychologists," the book offers brief, cogent overviews (including one-sentence "in a nutshell" summaries) of the works of such iconic figures as Freud, Adler, Jung, Skinner, James, Piaget, and Pavlov; later psychologists including Howard Gardner, Oliver Sacks, and Martin Seligman; and writers and thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Malcolm Gladwell, and William Styron. Also includes a list of 50 additional "classics."

“Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. He is a true scholar of this type of literature.”
USA Today

“This delightful book provides thoughtful and entertaining summaries of 50 of the most influential books in psychology. It is a ‘must read’ for students contemplating a career in psychology.”
—V.S. Ramachandran M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

“A unique opportunity to almost overnight become acquainted with a dazzling array of the key works in psychological literature. 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.”
—Dr Raj Persaud, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital in London, and Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry

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Copyright

2017 revised edition

Publisher

Nicholas Brealey

Pages

319

Grade

9 and up

ISBN

9781857886740