Explore the human condition through the great thinkers in psychology.This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 Psychology Classics includes new classics like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test.
In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most 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.
50 Psychology Classics explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, Skinner, James, Piaget and Pavlov, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman.
50 Psychology Classics will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.
About the Author
Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of seven books including 50 Politics Classics (2015), 50 Philosophy Classics (2013) and Psychology Classics (2007). Bringing important ideas to a wider audience, the award-winning 50 Classics series has been read by over a million people and is in 23 languages. The 50 Classics concept is based on the idea that every subject or genre will contain at least 50 books that encapsulate its knowledge and wisdom. By creating a list of those landmark or representative titles, then providing commentaries that note the key points and assess the importance of each work, readers learn about valuable books they may not have discovered otherwise.
Tom is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney. He lives in Oxford, UK.
Visit his website www.Butler-Bowdon.com
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
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'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'
"Intelligent, engaging, and crisp . . . will appeal to anyone who is seeking to understand themselves, partners, colleagues, or bosses better"—Wendy Taylor The Age