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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


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


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 Vie... View more info

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1314704


First printing. Single light spine crease, faint crease down front cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. 320 pp. Diane Ackerman, the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, volunteers every week at a local crisis center, where people call in anonymously, strung out, desperate, imploring, or hostile, holding on to hope through a phone line. Her secret life spent with callers is shocking, funny, stressful, healing, and inspiring. So, too, is her life in... View more info

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Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality (Based on the Terry Lectures Delivered at Yale University)

By: Allport, Gordon W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1518446


Lightly rubbed and toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. 106 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. The Case for and against Psychology 2. The Lockean Tradition 3. The Leibnitzian Tradition 4. The Goal of Psychology 5. The Dilemma of Uniqueness 6. Disposition 7. Unsocial Beginnings 8. The Importance of Early Affiliation 9. Tribalism and Individuation 10. Is the Concept of Self Necessary? 11. The Proprium 12. The Fusion of Propriate Functions 13. Critique 14. Chance, Opportunistic, and Oriente... 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


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 thi... View more info

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Simulation in Human Systems: Decision-Making in Psychotherapy (Publications in Operations Research)

By: Bellman, Richard; Smith, Charlene Paul

Price: $3.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1973

Seller ID: 1519759


Jacket heavily rubbed.Good. 1973 Hard Cover. 205 pp. CONTENTS: Prologue; 1. Aims and Objectives; 2. Psychotherapy, an Adaptive Decision Process; 3. The Initial Interview; 4. The Behavior of Systems; 5. Decision Processes; 6. Mathematical Model of the Initial Interview; 7. Computers and Simulation; 8. A Computer Simulation of the Initial Psychotherapy Interview; 9. Computer Vignettes; 10. Teaching, Training, and Research; Author Index; Subject Index. 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


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 REG... 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


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 dif... 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


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 dea... View more info

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Principles of Education

By: Bolton, Frederick Elmer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1910

Seller ID: 2029340


Pencil name on front endpaper, brief pencil notes on first contents page. 1910 Hard Cover. xii, 790 pp. 8vo. Dark green cloth, gilt titles. A work which extends various theories regarding education as it relates to brain function. View more info

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Psychological Impacts of Exile: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Families in Mexico

By: Bottinelli, Maria Cristina; Maldonado, Ignacio; Troya, Estela; Herrera, Pablo; Rodriguez, Carlos

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Hemispheric Migration Project, Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assitance, Georgetown University: 1990

Seller ID: 1262599


Bright copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. 59 pp. Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugee families in Mexico City are adapting as best they can to their new surroundings. In psychological terms, however, their adjustment brings short-tem relief yet poses long-term difficulties. The demands of day-to-day living have all but suspended the natural mourning process for the losses they have endured. By not coming to terms with the past, they face serious difficulties making decisions about... 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


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 ... View more info

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


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 individu... View more info

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2010

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2043271


4th printing. Spine slightly cocked, otherwise excellent.Near Fine. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 497 pp. From one of the most beloved authors of our time—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. 'Houses aren't refuges from history. They are where history ends up.' Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Ro... View more info

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Leadership (Harper Colophon Books/CN697)

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Colophon Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2200205


Tape adhesive to front and rear wrappers, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1979 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 530 pp. Classic text on the study of leadership. Sections include: Leadership: power and purpose, Origins of leadership, Transforming leadership, Transactional leadership, Implications: theory and practice.Keywords: JAMES MACGREGOR BURNS LEADERSHIP PULITZER PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD POLITICAL SCIENCE HISTORY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS LIFEST... View more info

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John Keats' Fancy: The Effect on Keats of the Psychology of His Day

By: Caldwell, James Ralston

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1945

Seller ID: 2206740


No jacket, ink name and address to front endpaper, faint pencil underlining. 1945 Hard Cover. ix, 206 pp. CONTENTS: The Mind's Method: The Bardic Trance - The Poetic Report - The Probable Fact; The Rationale of Sensation: Keats and Association - Plain Imagination and Fancy; Endymion: The Technique of the Dream: Images and Exponents - The Poppy Coronet; The Simple Imaginative Mind: The Loadstone Concatenation - Abstract Ideas; Beauty is Truth: The Sweet and Bitter World -... View more info

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Attention and Information Processing in Infants and Adults: Perspectives From Human and Animal Research

By: Campbell, Byron A.; Hayne, Harlene; Richardson, Rick (Editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: 1992

Seller ID: 1519237


Some ink marks. 1992 Hard Cover. 360 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; I. Developmental and Comparative Issues: Human Perspectives II. Developmental and Comparative Issues: Animal Perspectives III. Physiological Issues IV. Human Information-Processing Issues; Author Index; Subject Index. 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


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... View more info

Catholic Cults & Devotions: A Psychological Inquiry

By: Carroll, Michael P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 1506659


Near Fine. 1989 Hard Cover. 230 pp. Michael Carroll is the first to bring psychoanalytic theory to bear on a range of Catholic cults and devotions, including the Rosary, the Angelus, the Stations of the Cross, the Blood Miracles of Naples, the Stigmata, the Forty Hours, the Brown Scapular, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Carroll assembles a great deal of historical information that until now has been widely scattered in obscure publications. He suggests why such devotions... View more info

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The Awareness of Self and the Structure of the Ego (Reprinted from Psychological Review, Vol. 51, No. 5, September 1944)

By: Chein, Isidor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lancaster Press: 1944

Seller ID: 1516416


Wrappers rubbed, binding slightly weakened. 1944 Stapled Binding. 10 pp. Analyzes a lecture by Professor Gordon Allport and hypothesizes toward an inclusive theory of the ego. View more info

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Psychological Probability (Advances in Psychology - A Schenkman Series)

By: Cohen, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Schenkman Publishing Co.: 1973

Seller ID: 1516401


Small sticker on front cover. 1973 Trade Paperback. 141 pp. CONTENTS: 1. Perception of Probability 2. Independence and Chance 3. The Chance of Success in Sequential Choice 4. Subjective Sampling and Inference 5. The Nature of Gambling 6. Uncertainty in Medicine 7. Uncertainty in Crime 8. Chance and Doubt in Art and Love. View more info

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The Love Drug: Marching to the Beat of Ecstasy (Haworth Therapy for the Addictive Disorders)

By: Cohen, Richard S.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: HMP / The Haworth Medical Press: 1998

Seller ID: 1505082


One page dog-eared. 1998 Trade Paperback. xviii, 166 pp. Scholarly review of Ecstasy, a mixed stimulant and hallucinogen. Well-referenced text addressing what the drug is, pharmacological implications, legal implications, drug-assisted psychotherapy, Ecstasy-related studies, adverse reactions, and quotes from users and families. View more info

Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep

By: Dement, William C.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman and Company: 1974

Seller ID: 1309454


Foxing on page ridges. 1974 Trade Paperback. One of the nation's leading sleep researchers, Dr. Dement founded the Sleep Laboratory at Stanford in 1963. This is his study of the nature of sleep and what happens when you sleep and dream. CONTENTS: Illustrations; Preface; Mystery of Sleep; Two Kinds of Sleep; Dream World; Content of Dreams; Sleep Disorders and Treatment; Sleep Disturbances and Mental Illness; Creativity During Sleep; Appendixes; Index; About the Author. View more info

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Consciousness Explained

By: Dennett, Daniel C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261939


Spine lightly creased, pages very faintly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 511 pp. ...a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life--of people, animal... View more info

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Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 173)

By: Dewey, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266261


1940-1966 printing. Toledano 173.2 (introduction mentioned). Includes original jacket, with 377 titles listed on reverse. Jacket toned, 1/4 inch chip from rear jacket corner. 1950 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 336 pp. An important work by the 'dean of American philosophy,' who was among the leading proponents of pragmatism and functional psychology. 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


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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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

By: Doidge, Norman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 2204097


Light edge wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed. From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born... 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


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 withsta... View more info

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Relating to Others (Mapping Social Psychology Series)

By: Duck, Steve

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.: 1990

Seller ID: 1519351


Ink note on half title page, slight wave. 1990 Trade Paperback. 174 pp. This brief introduction to work on personal relationships emphasizes and delineates the important roles of relationships in our everyday personal lives....This area of research on personal relationships has had an almost apocalyptic growth in the last ten years, and this book introduces students to the most recent work. Using his experience as Editor of the Journal of Social And Personal Relationship... View more info

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The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

By: Elgin, Suzette Haden

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dorset Press: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266882


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1980 Hard Cover. 310 pp. Elgin applies her revolutionary system of verbal self-defense to the issue of wellness, showing that illness often has language-related causes, and leads readers to health-promoting language behavior. View more info