50 Psychology Classics
Second Edition, 2017
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 Psychology Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on the mind, personality, and human nature includes nine new chapters covering recent classics including Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, Susan Cain’s Quiet, Walter Mischel’s The Marshmallow Test and Temple Grandin’s The Autistic Brain.
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. Providing “psychology for the non-psychologists”, 50 Psychology Classics will further your understanding of human nature and yourself. Includes commentaries, biographical information, and a guide for further reading.
Below is a list of titles covered in the new updated edition of 50 Psychology Classics. To see a sample chapter, click on a link.
Source: Tom Butler-Bowdon 50 Psychology Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on the mind, personality, and human nature (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
"I read 50 Psych Classics as a way to prepare for my upcoming graduate studies in the fall. It was really nice to get somewhat of a deeper dive into the people behind the ideas you read about in textbooks in addition to the reminders on what those ideas were to begin with. I especially appreciate that you point out how their lives, and their connections to prior great minds, often informed their ideas. Thanks so much for putting this resource together - it's been a great help!"
Robin Barrett, student
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