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The Philosophy of Insanity

By: A Late Inmate of the Glasgow Royal Asylum for Lunatics at Gartnavel; Fromm-Reichmann, Frieda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Fireside Press, London / The Windmill Press: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2056725

Condition: Good


First thus. Page ridges a bit foxed, 2 inch stain on front board, jacket edges rubbed with a few chips. 1947 Hard Cover. xii, 116 pp. 8vo. An autobiography of mental illness by an inmate in a Scottish insane asylum, notable for the clarity of the author's insight into his own condition. Reissued with a new introduction by Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. View more info

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Dreams and Myths: A Study in Race Psychology (Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series, No. 15)

By: Abraham, Karl; White, William A. (Translator)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company: 1913

Seller ID: 2201995

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on front endpaper & title page, ink name on title page, minor pencil underlining & marginalia. 1913 Hard Cover. 74 pp. 9 7/8 x 6 1/2. Original blue cloth, paper spine label. An interesting monograph on dreams and myths, with reference to Freudian theory, and concerning itself mainly with the differences between the psychology of the individual and the more collective type of thought, as seen in folklore, racial identity, tradition, etc. CONTENTS: Object and Viewpoint of Psychoanalytic Investigations According to Freud; Childhood Phantasies in Dreams and Myths. Application of the Wish... View more info

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A Natural History of Love

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2268725

ISBN: 0679403477

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. xxiii, 358 pp. The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself. View more info

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The Psychoanalysis of Fire (Quartet Encounters)

By: Bachelard, Gaston; Frye, Northrop

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Quartet Books: 1987

Seller ID: 2287960

ISBN: 0704300338

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. 115 pp. The subject of this unusual book is best described by the author. We are going to study a problem that no one has managed to approach objectively, one in which the initial charm of the object is so strong that it still has the power to warp the minds of the clearest thinkers and to keep bringing them back to the poetic fold in which dreams replace thought and poems conceal theorems. This problem is the psychological problem posed by our convictions about fire. It seems to me so definitely psychological in nature that I do not hesitate to speak... View more info

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The Structure of Magic, Volume II: A Book about Communication and Change

By: Bandler, Richard; Grinder, John;

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Science and Behavior Books, Inc.: 1975

Seller ID: 2289432

ISBN: 0831400498

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, small loss to spine, minor highlighting. 1975 Soft Cover. 198 pp. This seminal work in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) helps therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior. Volume II applies NLP theory to nonverbal communication. View more info

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The Structure of Magic: A Book about Language and Therapy

By: Bandler, Richard; Grinder, John; Satir, Virginia; Bateson, Gregory

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Science and Behavior Books, Inc.: 1975

Seller ID: 2289431

ISBN: 0831400447

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, stain along bottom edges of pages, stain on edge of title page, minor highlighting. 1975 Soft Cover. xv, 225 pp. This seminal work in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior. Volume I describes the Meta Model, a framework for comprehending the structure of language. View more info

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The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain

By: Baron-Cohen, Simon

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287669

ISBN: 0738208442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. xiii, 271 pp. We all appreciate that there are differences in the typical psychology of men and women. Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do: Men have a tendency to analyze and construct systems while women are inclined to empathize. With fresh evidence for these claims, Baron-Cohen explores how these sex differences arise more from biological than cultural causes and shows us how each brain type contributes in various ways to what ... View more info

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Cataclysms, Crises, and Catastrophes: Psychology in Action (The Master Lectures)

By: Baum, Andrew; Frederick, Calvin Jeff; Frieze, Irene Hanson; Shneidman, Edwin S.; Wortman, Camille B.; VandenBos, Gary R.; Bryant, Brenda K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Psychological Association: 1987

Seller ID: 2261926

ISBN: 0912704772

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper faintly toned, ink name. 1987 Trade Paperback. 235 pp. Although by no means definitive, the information that clinical practitioners, community psychologists, applied social psychologists, health psychologists, and others will find in these chapters will provide a broad view of current understandings of how catastrophic events affect individuals and groups and of how human beings adapt and can be helped to adapt to the resulting stresses. The chapters in this volume provide insight into the effects of disasters resulting from technological accidents as well as natural disasters, c... View more info

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Love Is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy

By: Beck, Aaron T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perennial Library: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268627

ISBN: 0060916044

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Wrappers and pages faintly toned. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 415 pp. With eloquence and accessibility, Dr. Aaron T. Beck analyzes the actual dialogue of troubled couples to illuminate the most common problems in marriage--the power of negative thinking, disillusionment, rigid rules and expectations, and miscommunication. View more info

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Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective

By: Beck, Aaron T.; Emery, Gary; Greenberg, Ruth L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.: 1985

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2288032

ISBN: 0465003842

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1985 Hard Cover. xx, 343 pp. Here is the long-awaited book that is the first to present a comprehensive cognitive model for understanding and treating anxiety disorders and phobias. This important book lays the groundwork for cognitive therapy of phobias and a nxiety disorders and offers promise for significant advances in therapeutics.--Gerald L. Klerman, Harvard Medical School. Indispensable reading for students and experienced practitioners alike.--Hans H. Strupp, Vanderbilt University. Notes, Appendixes and Index. View more info

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The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

By: Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1967

Seller ID: 2286275

ISBN: 0385058985

Condition: Good


Some ink underlining, faint stain along bottom edge of first few pages, pages lightly toned. 1967 Trade Paperback. x, 219 pp. Called the fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of social construction into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological sub-dicipline that, since Max Scheler, has been known as the sociology of knowledge. View more info

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The Female World: A Brilliant Exploration of a Previously Uncharted Region--the Special World of Women

By: Bernard, Jessie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202132

ISBN: 0029030005

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Signed by author and inscribed: For Elizabeth O'Hera with best regards, Jessie Bernard 10/19/81. Edges very lightly rubbed.Crease to front and rear wrapper of jacket and jacket spine. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 614 pp. A sociological look at the sphere of women examines its patterns and trends, compares it with the world of men, and relates both concepts to politics and economics.Keywords: JESSIE BERNARD FEMALE WORLD BRILLIANT EXPLORATION PREVIOUSLY UNCHARTED REGION SPECIAL WORLD OF WOMEN WOMENS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY HISTORY PSYCHOLOGY View more info

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Rethinking the DSM: A Psychological Perspective

By: Beutler, Larry E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: American Psychological Association: 2002

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2261835

ISBN: 1557988412

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2002 Hard Cover. This work reflects the dissatisfaction of a growing number of mental-health professionals who question the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' (DSM) lack of strong empirical foundations and who are confounded by its patchwork of vaguely defined disorders, each defined by seemingly arbitrary time limits or poorly related symptoms. Expressing concern about whether the DSM truly provides a method for differentiating normal from pathological, clinicians and therapists alike wonder if the DSM should remain the diagnostic tool of... View more info

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A Method of Measuring the Development of the Intelligence of Young Children

By: Binet, Alfred; Simon, Th.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago Medical Book Co.: 1915

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2197284

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Corners bumped, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1915 Hard Cover. 82 pp. [26] The work that led to the first practical intelligence text, the Binet-Simon scale. Garrison-Morton #4985: Translation of original 1911 French. Binet-Simon Scale: A test for determining the relative development of intelligence, especially of children, consisting of a series of questions and tasks graded with reference to the ability of the normal child to deal with them at successive age levels.  The Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales (or more commonly the Stanford-Binet) is a... View more info

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Anxiety Makes Me Anxious

By: Brazier, Shayna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Happiness Center: 2017

Seller ID: 2288785

ISBN: 099872470X

Condition: Near Fine


Laminate on rear wrapper creased. 2017 Trade Paperback. 91 pp. Illustrated by Jake Bush. Brazier’s voice is nothing short of refreshing with her new hilarious and honest approach to dealing with anxiety. Her transparency in living with anxiety provides the clearest (and funniest) picture for anyone who can’t imagine what it’s like. Reading her stories is like watching a movie full of laughter, tears, and all the feels. Brazier has certainly breathed color into the world of anxiety with her thoughtful insights and vivid recollections. She provides tips for living with anxiety but shares p... View more info

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Celebrate Mid-Life: Jungian Archetypes and Mid-Life Spirituality

By: Brewi, Janice; Brennan, Anne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Crossroad: 1992

Seller ID: 2280091

ISBN: 0824509536

Condition: Near Fine


Spine creased. 1992 Trade Paperback. xii, 296 pp. Offers a spiritual perspective on mid-life crisis, and discusses the archetypes of life cycle, child, and the wisdom of Christ. View more info

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Psychotherapy with Schizophrenics (Monograph Series on Schizophrenia, No. 3)

By: Brody, Eugene B.; Redlich, Fredrick C.; Knight, Robert P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: International Universities Press, Inc.: 1952

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2208422

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. No jacket, lettering on spine lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1952 Hard Cover. 246 pp. CONTENTS: Preface by the Editors; Robert P. Knight - Introduction; Fredrick C. Redlich - The Concept of Schizophrenia and Its Implications for Therapy; Eugene B. Brody - The Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Review; Frieda Fromm-Reichmann - Some Aspects of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Schizophrenics; Jacob A. Arlow - Discussion of Dr. Fromm-Reichmann's Paper; David Wright - Discussion of Dr. Fromm-Reichmann's Paper; K.R. Eissler - Remarks on the Psychoanalysis of Schizophrenia; Ruth Wilma... View more info

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The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By: Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hudson Street Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267377

ISBN: 1594633681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped. 2015 Hard Cover. xii, 273 pp. Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow, MA, study people with astonishing talents—memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individuals have in common is that through practice, injury, an innate brain disorder, or even more unusual circumstances, they have ... View more info

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In Search of Mind: Essays in Autobiography (The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1983

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2288033

ISBN: 0063370352

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine head and spine base rubbed, jacket flaps lightly toned. Address labels on front endpapers, owner's stamp on front and rear endpapers, minor highlighting. 1983 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. The eminent psychologist reflects on the course of his work, examines the development of the study of psychology and his substantial contributions to its growth, and provides a glimpse of himself as thinker, teacher, and student of the mind. View more info

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In Search of Mind: Essays in Autobiography (The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288034

ISBN: 0060151919

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by half-inch chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1983 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. The eminent psychologist reflects on the course of his work, examines the development of the study of psychology and his substantial contributions to its growth, and provides a glimpse of himself as thinker, teacher, and student of the mind. View more info

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The Culture of Education

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289078

ISBN: 0674179536

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Owner's stamp on half-title page and on rear wrapper recto. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 224 pp. What we don't know about learning could fill a book--and it might be a schoolbook. In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though it often fails to do so. Applying the newly emerging cultural psychology to education, Bruner proposes that the mind reaches its full potential only through participation in the culture--not j... View more info

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Among The Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence

By: Buford, Bill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton: 1992

Seller ID: 2280327

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. A collection of accounts and interpretations of sports riots and mass unrest in Britain. View more info

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Love's Coming of Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes

By: Carpenter, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266237

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, pencil name on front endpaper, minor pencil underlining. 1926 Hard Cover. 178 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early activist for rights for homosexuals.[1] A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore, and a friend of Walt Whitman.[2] He corresponded with many famous figures such as Annie Besant, Isadora Duncan, Havelock Ellis, Roger Fry, Mahatma Gandhi, Keir Hardie, J. K. Kinney, Jack London, George Merrill, E. D. Morel, William Morris, Edward R. P... View more info

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Freud: The Man and the Cause (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Clark, Ronald W.; Fine, Reuben

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281102

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minimal cosmetic wear. 1988 Full-Leather. 238, [2] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout. As much a study of the man as the movement he founded, Clark's biography explores such controversial matters as Freud's sex life, his cocaine habit, and his attitudes toward women. View more info

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Confronting Fear: A History of Terrorism

By: Cronin, Isaac

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289008

ISBN: 1560253991

Condition: Good


First printing. Quarter-inch missing across top edge length of front wrapper and half-title page, remainder mark, highlighting throughout. 2002 Trade Paperback. xiii, 561 pp. Confronting Fear addresses the question, How did we get here? The events of September 11, 2001, had their origins in both the recent history of the Middle East and in events that took place hundreds of years ago in Europe and elsewhere. The writing collected in Confronting Fear provides the broadest possible basis to probe and understand these horribly destructive acts—whose purpose and rationale is complex and sometime... View more info

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Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (MasterMinds Series)

By: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268294

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 181 pp. Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure mome... View more info

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Status Anxiety

By: de Botton, Alain

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268612

ISBN: 0241142393

Condition: Near Fine


Wrapper edges very faintly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. There are few more powerful desires than the wish to be thought of as a success, worthy of dignity and respect. We long for status and dread its opposite. But such aspirations and anxieties are rarely spoken about -- or at least not without sarcasm, embarrassment or condemnation. In STATUS ANXIETY, Alain de Botton asks where our worries about questions of status come from and what, if anything, we can do to reduce them. Looking at how people have coped with these anxieties in the past... View more info

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Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1888; Also the Report of the General Agent and Secretary Statistics, and The Report of the Committee on Lunacy. (Official Document, No. 12.)

By: Dickinson, Mahlon H.; Biddle, Cadwalader

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Office of Eastern Executive Committee: 1888

Seller ID: 2159936

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, rear hinge beginning to loosen, ink initials and pencil gift note on front endpaper ('M.F. Kooser, Presented by The Hon. J.L. Pugh'). 1888 Hard Cover. cxlv, 226 pp. 8vo. An early source of statistical information related to jails and penitentiaries, insane asylums, miners' hospitals, immigration, almshouses, and other institutions related to rehabilitation or special needs (e.g., The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind). View more info

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Broken Cord: A Family's Ongoing Struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By: Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise (Editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1913190

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1989 Hard Cover. 300 pp. As a young bachelor over 20 years ago, Dorris was struck by the sudden conviction that he wanted to be a father. Approved for adoption with surprising speed, he shortly met--and fell in love with--a beautiful, undersized three-year-old American Indian, called Adam in this account. Records showed that Adam had an extensive medical history, but Dorris, with the dewy confidence of a new parent, was undaunted--no problems could withstand the forces of devotion and informed intelligence. After years of repeated epileptic seizures and minimal developmental hea... View more info

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Rules, Exceptions, and Social Order

By: Edgerton, Robert B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271326

ISBN: 0520054814

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. ix, [1], 328, [4] pp. 8vo. A study of various societies' systems of rules, their tendencies to follow and enforce them, and underlying motivations. View more info