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An Autobiographical Study

Author : Sigmund Freud
ISBN : 0393001466
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Testament Of Youth

Author : Vera Brittain
ISBN : 0349010277
Genre : Authors, English
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In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time.
Category: Authors, English


Author : Henry George Wilkins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035123301
Genre : Mentally ill
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Dr Dickerson His Dissertation And God

Author : Leon Dickerson
ISBN : 1418429996
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dr. Dickerson, His Dissertation, And God, is an autobiographical study of the life and times of one black man and his struggle to overcome poverty, racism and eventually alcohol and drug addiction. Millions suffer from some form of addiction. Dr. Dickerson's life story depicts the feelings, situations, and conditions of many. It portrays the spectrum of human affliction and anxieties, fears and frustrations, desires, degradation, hatred, hopes and utopian dreams. Finally the story ends with the exercise of apocalyptic faith in the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Dr. Dickerson's doctoral dissertation consist of a research project enhanced by fifteen years of clinical experience in the field of chemical dependency, and his own first-hand knowledge of substance abuse acquired through his own addiction and recovery from alcohol and drugs. This section also includes a Psycho-Educational Work Book that will provide topics and exercises for the Specialized Training and Educational Program System (S.T.E.P.S.) developed by Dr. Dickerson. Spirituality also plays a major role in finding and maintaining sobriety. The book section titled DNA, Life, and God is a depiction of Jesus Christ, who Dr. Dickerson acknowledges as his Higher Power. The term "Higher Power" is mentioned nine different times, in one form or another in the Twelve-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous were Christians who realized that the program could also work as long as members acknowledge that the Higher Power of their choice is greater than themselves.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Good Minute

Author : Patric Dickinson
ISBN : UOM:39015016442926
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Out Of The Depths

Author : Anton Theophilus Boisen
ISBN : UOM:39015006037272
Genre : Mental illness
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Category: Mental illness

Testament Of Youth

Author : Vera Brittain
ISBN : UVA:X000207901
Genre : Authors, English
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Testament Of Youth

Author : Vera Brittain
ISBN : UCSD:31822004642278
Genre : Nurses
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The Mental Representation Of Trait And Autobiographical Knowledge About The Self

Author : Thomas K. Srull
ISBN : 9781317717263
Genre : Psychology
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If there is one topic on which we all are experts, it is ourselves. Psychologists depend upon this expertise, as asking people questions about themselves is an important means by which they gather the data that provide much of the evidence for psychological theory. Personal recollections play an important role in clinical theorizing; people's thoughts, feelings, and beliefs provide the principal data for attitudinal research; and judgments of one's traits and descriptions of one's goals and motivations are essential for the study of personality. Yet despite their long dependence on self-report data, psychologists know very little about this basic resource and the processes that govern it. In spite of the importance of the self as a concept in psychology, virtually no empirically-tested representational models of self-knowledge can be found. Recently, however, several theoretical accounts of the representation of self-knowledge have been proposed. These models have been concerned primarily with the factors underlying a particular type of self knowledge -- our trait conceptions of ourselves. The models all share the starting assumption that the source of our knowledge of the traits that describe us is memory for our past behavior. The lead article in this volume reviews the available models of the processes underlying trait self-descriptiveness judgments. Although these models appear quite different in their basic representational assumptions, exemplar and abstraction models sometimes are difficult to distinguish experimentally. Presenting a series of studies using several new techniques which the authors believe are effective for assessing whether people recruit specific exemplars or abstract trait summaries when making trait judgments about themselves, they conclude that specific behavioral exemplars play a far smaller role in the representation of trait knowledge than previously has been assumed. Finally, the limitations of social cognition paradigms as methods for studying the representation of long-term social knowledge are discussed, and the implications of the research for both existing and future social psychological research are explored.
Category: Psychology

Plato And Freud Statesmen Of The Soul

Author : Gerard M. Gallucci
ISBN : 1462835333
Genre : Philosophy
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Though some might dispute it, Freud -- along with Marx, Darwin and Einstein -- ranks among the intellectual fathers of the 20th century. We all talk about the meaning of our dreams, make "Freudian" slips, appreciate the power of unconscious desires and accept the influence of childhood experiences on adult behavior. Nevertheless, despite his pervasive influence and all the words that have been written about him, the real importance of Freud´s work has been obscured. He asks what may be the most pressing question of the age that we live in: how can we win power in our own soul? As we move through the first years of a new millennium, it sometimes appears that the world has become too large, too complex and more dangerous and inhospitable every day. We seem beset by nightmares: fascism, communism, tribalism, nationalism, racism and the other -isms that have prevented us, as individuals and as societies, from thinking clearly and acting with humanity. We paid dearly for our nightmares in the 20th century and the end is not in sight. We feel increasingly challenged to preserve -- or gain -- a minimum sense of community, security and well being in the midst of the globalized struggle of billions of others to do the same. In this struggle, our political systems -- the governments that oversee our domestic and foreign affairs and the organizations that connect us internationally -- often seem overwhelmed by the effort to stave off ever-threatening crises and disasters of one kind or the other. No place, no one, no system appears immune to difficulty. At a time when the major ideological and systemic competitors to Western liberal-democracy and free-market capitalism have collapsed, neither democracy nor the market appear to offer, by themselves, the answers we need to our many problems. Freud offers a way to understand ourselves that makes clear the need for a revolution within the soul if we are to rid ourselves of the nightmares and gain the capacity to live our lives with reason and humanity. His focus on helping the individual banish the irrational has roots deep in Western civilization in the classic Greek concern with "living the good life." Freud approaches this ultimately practical question from the perspective of one who wishes to help the individual achieve psychic health. Freud does not define health as "happy" or "well-adjusted." Nor is it contingent on physical well being. Health is the capacity to determine, consciously and rationally, one´s own approach to life -- our relationship to the external world around us and to the internal wellsprings of our individual mental and emotional existence. Psychic health is a prerequisite to living the good life, to using what we have at hand -- to the best of our ability -- to complete our existence as human beings. Plato and Freud: Statesmen of the Soul seeks to show how Freud´s work recalls Socrates´ invitation, in the Republic, to establish within ourselves the rule of reason without which we cannot live well and achieve just and well-ordered societies. Plato showed Socrates engaging individuals in dialogue one by one in order to help them understand the need to reorder their souls and subject the disorder within to the control of intellect and reason. Plato´s Socratic dialogues offer a powerful model of political change through changing individuals, soul by soul. For Plato, the nature of the soul was intrinsically a political matter. He sought to put political power into the hands of intellect, and thereby into the hands of those individuals whose souls are justly ordered by intellect. Those thus ordered would be "philosophers" -- which in Greek meant simply "lovers of wisdom." Through the ability of these "philosophers" to perceive the good and, consequently, to act rightly, the state too would be guided by the good. Plato and Freud: Statesmen of the Soul seeks to escape the previous mistranslations and misunderstan
Category: Philosophy

Handbook Of Social Cognition

Author : Robert S. Wyer, Jr.
ISBN : 9781317782537
Genre : Psychology
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This edition of the Handbook follows the first edition by 10 years. The earlier edition was a promissory note, presaging the directions in which the then-emerging field of social cognition was likely to move. The field was then in its infancy and the areas of research and theory that came to dominate the field during the next decade were only beginning to surface. The concepts and methods used had frequently been borrowed from cognitive psychology and had been applied to phenomena in a very limited number of areas. Nevertheless, social cognition promised to develop rapidly into an important area of psychological inquiry that would ultimately have an impact on not only several areas of psychology but other fields as well. The promises made by the earlier edition have generally been fulfilled. Since its publication, social cognition has become one of the most active areas of research in the entire field of psychology; its influence has extended to health and clinical psychology, and personality, as well as to political science, organizational behavior, and marketing and consumer behavior. The impact of social cognition theory and research within a very short period of time is incontrovertible. The present volumes provide a comprehensive and detailed review of the theoretical and empirical work that has been performed during these years, and of its implications for information processing in a wide variety of domains. The handbook is divided into two volumes. The first provides an overview of basic research and theory in social information processing, covering the automatic and controlled processing of information and its implications for how information is encoded and stored in memory, the mental representation of persons -- including oneself -- and events, the role of procedural knowledge in information processing, inference processes, and response processes. Special attention is given to the cognitive determinants and consequences of affect and emotion. The second book provides detailed discussions of the role of information processing in specific areas such as stereotyping; communication and persuasion; political judgment; close relationships; organizational, clinical and health psychology; and consumer behavior. The contributors are theorists and researchers who have themselves carried out important studies in the areas to which their chapters pertain. In combination, the contents of this two-volume set provide a sophisticated and in-depth treatment of both theory and research in this major area of psychological inquiry and the directions in which it is likely to proceed in the future.
Category: Psychology

Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow

Author : Mark Christopher Allister
ISBN : 0813920655
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.
Category: Literary Criticism

Remembering Anna O

Author : Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen
ISBN : 0415917778
Genre : Psychology
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Remembering Anna O. offers a devastating examination of the very foundations of psychanalytic theory and practice, which was born with an essay on the case of Anna O., a young woman afflicted with a severe hysteria. Borch-Jacobsen maintains that the cure of Anna O. is a myth and suggests that her symptoms were simulated to meet her doctor's expectations. This book reads like a scholarly thriller and has already created a sensation in France.
Category: Psychology

V S Naipaul

Author : Mohit Kumar Ray
ISBN : 812690352X
Genre : West Indies
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V.S. Naipaul Has Claimed That All His Work Is Really One And He Has Been Writing One Big Book All These Years; Also, Considering The World He Has Stepped Into And The World He Has To Look At, He Cannot Be A Professional Novelist In The Old Sense. In His Early Youth Naipaul Took Up The Vocation Of A Writer As His Religion And, Since The Beginning Five Decades Ago, Has Drawn On His Intensely Personal Experience Of An Uprooted Person Adrift In The World, His Experience Of The Two Worlds To None Of Which He Could Really Belong An Experience That Imparts The Authentic Voice To His Works Both Non-Fiction And Fiction Enriched By A Distinct Autobiographical Flavour. Naipaul Himself Is Split Into His Characters In Whom Are Manifested Subtle Shades Of His Emotions And Traits. He Is Accidental Man, Dangling Man, History Man And The Mimic Man All Rolled Into One. Naipaul Is Also One Of Literature S Great Travellers, And His Absorption Into The Experience Of Rootlessness, The Alienating Effects Of Colonial Past On Today S Postcolonial People Has Taken Him To Africa, South America, India And All Over The World Not In Search Of Roots But In Search Of Rootlessness, And Has Yielded A Rich Harvest Of Travelogues Which Are About Much More Than Travel.An Author Of A Large Number Of Fictional And Non-Fictional Works, Naipaul Continues To Surprise, Excite, Provoke And Move Readers At Every Turn Of His Literary Voyage. Naipaul Has Unseverable Emotional Bond With India Which Remains For Him An Area Of Pain, An Ache For Which One Has A Great Tenderness Yet From Which He Wishes To Separate Himself. The World Of V.S. Naipaul Is The World Of Two Worlds. The Present Volumes Of Papers On Naipaul, Led By Naipaul S Nobel Lecture, Offer Illuminating Perspectives And Interesting Explorations Into This Rich, Enigmatic, Sad, Hilarious, And Fascinating World Of Naipaul.
Category: West Indies