50 Psychology Classics
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
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, from William James to Sigmund Freud to Erik Erikson. Includes commentaries, biographical information, and a guide for further reading.
Below is a list of titles covered in 50 Psychology Classics. To see a sample chapter, click on a link.
Source: Tom Butler-Bowdon Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do. Insight and inspiration from 50 key books (Nicholas Brealey, London & Boston).
"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 offer a unique opportunity to become acquainted with a dazzling array of the key works in psychological literature almost overnight".
Dr Raj Persaud, Consultant Psychiatrist, The Maudsley Hospital London, Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry
"This delightful book provides thoughtful and entertaining summaries of 50 of the most influential books in psychology. Its a "must read" for students contemplating a career in psychology".
VS Ramachandran MD PhD, Professor and 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, author of Difficult Conversations
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