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Wolf Messing - The True Story of Russia`s Greatest Psychic

by Tatiana Lungin

This Wolf Messing memoir by Tatiana Lungin presents a revealing portrait of one of the greatest psychic performers of the 20th century. Lungin chronicles Messing's incredible life and career, and provides an...


Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

by Jonathan D. Moreno

The untold story of the creative genius behind major 20th-century movements in therapy and theater and his lasting influence


Carl Gustav Jung

by Frank McLynn

In this, the first full-length biography of the great Swiss psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung is remembered not only for his valuable contribution to psychotherapy and to our understanding of the inner workings...


Michael Servetus, Heartfelt: Proceedings of the International Servetus Congress, Barcelona, 20-21 October, 2006

by Juan Naya & Marian Hillar

This book is a tribute to Michael Servetus and his legacy as a humanist, Renaissance scholar, and standard-bearer of freedom of conscience. The Servetus International Congress in 2006 brought together prestigious...


Freud

by Peter D. Kramer

Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also...


High Price

by Carl Hart

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies...


Night Thoughts: Reflections of a Sex Therapist

by Avodah K. Offit

A collection of essays on the viscissitudes of sexuality and love. It deals with the familiar as well as the forbidden. Topics range from masturbation, orgasm and post-coital feelings, to extra-marital patterns,...


Sullivan Revisited. Life and Work. Harry Stack Sullivan’s Relevance for Contemporary Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

by Marco Conci

Dr. Marco Conci, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, active in the international psychoanalytic community and inhabiting three linguistic and cultural environments (Italian, German, and American), has given us a...


Max Weber in America

by Lawrence A. Scaff

Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal...


The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress

by Scott Nadelson

Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson’s life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding for another woman who made her living performing as a drag king. He moved into...


Where's the Truth?

by Wilhelm Reich, Mary Boyd Higgins & James E. Strick, PhD

Where's the Truth? is the fourth and final volume of Wilhelm Reich's autobiographical writings, drawn from his diaries, letters, and laboratory notebooks. These writings reveal the details of the outrider scientist's...


Heinz Kohut

by Charles Strozier

An incisive biography of the founder of "self psychology" -- a key movement in American psychology -- and one of the greatest analysts since Freud.

Heinz Kohut was at the center of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic...


The Other Side of the Couch

by Gail Albert

The Other Side of the Couch is a book by Gail Albert, who received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.


Talcott Parsons: An Introduction

by Sandro Segre

Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) is one of the most influential and best-known sociologists of the past century. This introduction dwells on Parsons' conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of both his works...


"Unto Me"

by Walter Rauschenbusch

“UNTO ME”

The Religious Quality of Social Work

When Jesus looked forward to the great climax of History, the Last Judgment, he saw it as a process by which the inner significance of their own actions and relations...


A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature

by Richard J. Preston

A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature is a collection of essays honouring Richard (Dick) Slobodin, one of the great anthropologists of the Canadian North. A short biography is followed by essays describing his...


Witnessing Romania's Century of Turmoil

by Nicolae Margineanu, Calin Cotoiu & Dennis Deletant

Nicolae Margineanu's journey started in 1905 in the village of Obreja in Transylvania and ended in 1980 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He began his life under Austro-Hungarian rule, was witness to the 1918 Union,...


The Line

by Ian Gargan

What does it take to make good people do bad things? Unlock the door to the criminal mind in The Line, the outstanding debut from Ireland’s leading criminal psychologist.

Here Dr Ian Gargan unravels the motives...


Roller Coaster Diaries

by João Rosa de Castro

Finally, the Diary Book, where we find the author’s everyday life, his particularities and reflections that colours the happenings of his daily life.

What to say about this writing that many times seems to...


The Tale of Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi Great Muslim Psychologist From 9th Century

by Muhammad Vandestra

Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and...