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50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do

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A Thinking Person's Guide to Popular Psychology

We would all like to know the secrets of human nature - who we are, how we think, and what we do. In a journey that spans 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and over a century in time, 50 Psychology Classics explores important contemporary writings such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness as well as wisdom from k
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Published September 25th 2007 by Your Coach Digital (first published November 16th 2006)
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Aya Hesham
ال 50 كتاب

1- Understanding Human Nature
فهم الطبيعة الإنسانية

2- The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
نعمة الخوف

3- Games People Play
ألعاب تلعبها الناس

4- People Skills
مهارات الناس

5- التفكير الجانبي

6- The Psychology of Self-Esteem
علم نفس تقدير الذات

7- Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type
المواهب تختلف

8-The Female Brain
المخ الأنثوي

9- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
الشعور بالرضا

10- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
ترك الأثر

11- Creativity: Flow and t
Dec 04, 2013 Trevor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, reference
I feel that I’ve missed out on a large part of my education and am only coming to terms now with the breadth of my ignorance in many fields. One of those is Psychology, which up until recently I had mostly disregarded as being philosophy for those not really smart enough to do philosophy.

But I’ve found myself becoming increasingly fascinated by the consistent and logically surprising errors we humans are all too prone to. It seems there is more to psychology than either wanting to have sex with
Aljazi Al-Maghlouth
كتاب جيد كبداية للقراءة في علم النفس حيث يوفر لك اختصارات للإطروحات العلمية النفسية بشكل مناسب للقارئ العادي ليستوعبها ، ومن المثير انك وبدون الحاجة لقراءة ال كتابًًا المطروحة يمكنك الإلمام بأفكار هؤلاء الكُتاب الراسخين بشكل وافي، يعد هذا الكتاب إختصارًا رائعًا لعلم النفس وتعريف أكثر روعة للأعلام . وحين قراءتك له ستضع لك قائمة بالكتب النفسية. ...more
Khalid Almoghrabi
Jun 29, 2014 Khalid Almoghrabi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
موضوع علم النفس موضوع مدهش وغامض عند اغلب البشر وله تأثيرات عظيمة في سلوكنا الفردي او الجمعي وفي هذا الكتاب تم جمع أهم خمسين كتابا يتناول موضوعات مختلفة في علم النفس وفيه ذكر لأهم الافكار والقضايا التي تطرح في هذه الكتب وقد وجدت كنزا ثمينا في بعضها بالطبع.
انصح بقراءته
mahmoud Galal
Sep 22, 2013 mahmoud Galal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أهم 50 كتاب فى علم النفس

لينك اخر للتحميل
Tim Pendry
Dec 19, 2012 Tim Pendry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology, five-star
This book is an easy introduction to the current state of popular psychology (or rather to the arrival of serious psychological research into mainstream culture).

It is particularly valuable for anyone whose education in these matters ended before the massive flow of insights since the early 1980s on sexual difference, techniques of persuasion, emotional intelligence and the actual rather than theoretical workings of the unconscious.

A quiet revolution has taken place since the Generation of '68
Jul 27, 2008 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books
Tom Butler-Bowdon
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

In the Introduction, Butler-Bowdon provides an overview on the development of modern psychology as a field of study, once “early titans” (e.g. Williams James, Sigmund Freud, Jung, and Adler) had written books that the general public could understand. Within the Introduction, he also suggests seven themes that offer different perspectives on “who we
Jan 28, 2012 Erwin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've got to give Tom Butler-Bowdon credit. At first I was quite skeptical of his work, as he doesn't really add a lot of value in his writing - he's really just summarizing the works of other writers.

However, after reading 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It and 50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom for Life and Work from 50 Landmark Books, I've got to give Butler-Bowdon credit for mastering such a large body of knowledge.

He focuses on the clear, the practical, the "
Matthew Johnson
May 20, 2013 Matthew Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In an effort to become the supreme expert on everything important within my friend cycle I have been reading smart not hard.

To cover the natural sciences I simply read "A short history of nearly everything"; for history a read "The story of man", "The Mental Floss History of the World" and "Fifty Things You Need to Know about World History"; I covered genetics and biology in one with Richard Dawkins "The selfish gene"; Philosophy was more difficult and I might have made the wrong move with "The
Esther DuBois
This was an interesting book to read especially since it's a book that reviews other books. I think I added 30+ books to my to-read list and im okay with that I love reading. Anyway I would have rated this book higher but the author just pissed me off on a section in which he was describing the biological differences between men and women and because of those physical differences we then cannot be equal on femminists standards...I don't think he quite understands that the equality we seek isn't ...more
Marawan Awad
Mar 31, 2014 Marawan Awad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لم يخيب ظني اختياري للكتاب كبداية للقراءة في علم النفس ...

عرض أفكار 50 كتاب عرض مختصر غير مسف هي تجربة ممتازة .... استطاع توم باتلر أن يجمع في هذا الكتاب معظم المواضيع الاساسية في علم النفس و الكثير من مسائله ... و أهم أعلام هذا العلم ... بل و ارتباط مدارس علم النفس ببعضها من حيث التطوير و التقسيم و التضارب ...

اختيار باتلر لل50 أظن أنه كان موفقا لحد كبير و قد اخترت 15 كتابا منهم لاقرأه خلال الفترة القادمة ...

الكتاب سهل الاسلوب ... و حتى الكتب المختارة سهلة السيقا و سهلة الفكرة لحد كبير ...

انصح ب
Sep 04, 2013 Antonio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book serves a great introduction to the field of psychology, offering general brief information about 50 classic psychology books. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get into the field of psychology, but doesn't know quite where to start. This book has opened many doors for me, as i am now reading on further into books by people such as c.g jung, d. goleman, d. burns, ect. This book will open many doors for anyone interested the in growing field of psychology.
Melissa Greene
Feb 02, 2014 Melissa Greene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The summaries are beefy and left me wanting more from each classic. My reading list has expanded yet again, after reading this. It was also really nice to get a refresher on some of the classics I've already read. You can never get enough of those. I'll be moving on to this author's 60 Spiritual Classics next. Woo hoo!
Aug 27, 2014 Farzaneh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کلی اطلاعات تازه(حداقل برای شخص من "تازه" ) در زمینه ی کتاب ها و افراد شاخص روانشناسی یکجا و در یک کتاب ،کاملا خلاصه و براستی مفید :)
Borbala Hidegh
Jan 14, 2014 Borbala Hidegh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book offers an interesting snapshot on psychology and the self. It's a good starting point to find out basic information about several great minds and ideas, and each subject can be followed up by reading the books related to certain chapters. I specifically liked the parts relating to authentic happiness, the brain and its phantoms, genuineness and non-possessive love, feelings as mirrors of our thoughts, thinking patterns, communicational situations, the differences between the wiring of m ...more
Rahul  Adusumilli
A handy catalogue of some of the more popular psychology books. However, I don't understand this need to be instrumental. Why does everything have to be so life-changing? Why can't it just be an exploration of how it is? Why this need to blur the lines between psychology and the self-help genre?
Jan 02, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an intriguing collection of findings, well written, with complementary quotes and psychologist bios. Chapters are short, and you can skip around depending on your interests. It also presents recent contributions from Blink, The Female Brain and The Paradox of Choice.
Jan 19, 2016 Jared rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In fact, I started to read the book from 2013 until now 2016, which is really too long. The book offers a great deal of information in a short way, so I would go to find more information. If you are a big fan of psychology, then you will read it and try to find more information about the books online, just like what I did. So I stopped on chapter 16, then I decided to move on another book. I really recommend the book. I'm not specialist, but I study it with deep understanding, and I found it a g ...more
Julia Astakhova
Feb 08, 2015 Julia Astakhova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
50 Psychology Classics covers best known books on psychology and self-help. Some of them are written by such a known classical psychology geniuses like Freud, Maslow, Jung, some - by those who due to their unique experience and writing talent are recognized to influence the society and the development of the psychology. Because all the described books have totally different topics: cover childhood vs adulthood, man's brain vs woman's, individual vs society, victims reactions, creativity, self-es ...more
Jun 17, 2013 Realini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a book which could change my life. In itself, it might not be an extraordinary accomplishment; in fact it is a compilation of “reviews, short notes „on other books. Which raises a question- how do you review a book of reviews?

The fact that I stumbled upon this book, may mean to “Stumble upon Happiness” to make a reference to one of the fifty classics in this bestseller. Reading about the work of major psychologists made me search for other books and read them. I have finished Victor Fran
Feb 08, 2013 Felix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This is a really good book if you want an introduction
to the field of Psychology. I actually liked the selection
of authors and books that they selected for this
edition. I've always been interested in Psychology
and understanding why people do the things they do
and this book actually brought back a lot of memories
from books I read in my younger years.

Some of my favorite books that were mentioned in this
collection included books on Transactional Analysis,
Gestalt therapy, Lateral Thinking, Self Este
Alex Leighton-goodall
This was the 3rd book I've read (listened to via the OverDrive app and my local library) in the '50 classics' series by this author, and I found it harder going than the other two (Self-Help Classics, Spiritual Classics). I'm sure that is just to do with my frame of mind at the time. Nonetheless it was extremely interesting and informative and I might give it another go in the future. Probably a good book for beginner psychology students.
Samhar Montaser
Jul 02, 2015 Samhar Montaser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ﻷول مرة أقرا كتابا عن علم النفس ...... وهي بداية موفقة مع هذا الكتاب .... كان التنوع في كل فصل رائعا في هذا الكتاب ..... فهذا يجعل القارئ يلم بالكثير من اﻷشياء عن علم النفس في كتاب واحد .... ﻻأنكر تأثير هذا الكتاب في رؤيتي للكثير من الأمور من حولي وتفسيرها من منظور نفسي لم أكن أعلمه من ذي قبل ... صرت أكثر تفهما لتصرفات الكثير واﻷهك أكثر تفهما لنفسي ! وهذا مااحبه في كل كتاب أن يجعلني أكتشف نفسي كل يوم أكثر !
Jul 23, 2013 Shellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
It provided good 4-5 page summaries of works by major contributors or bestsellers in the field including short biographies. I was introduced to a few authors whose works I might want to explore further such as Oliver Sacks and Gavin deBecker. Butler-Bowdon also included a sentence or two about 50 more psychology classics at the end and I found it surprising that Bandura, Beck, Bowlby, Lorenz, Glasser, Allport, and many other psychology superpowers were on the "more" list, but everyone is entitle ...more
Sean Conner
Jun 26, 2014 Sean Conner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The "50 x Classics" is just a great series of books. I've derived at least half of my book recommendations from these. If you're feeling stuck in your reading and exploration, read one of these in the series and you'll have a dozen new and fascinating books to read in a field that may be new to you.
Mar 13, 2014 Amjad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although some of the books' titles sounded as cheap self-help or nlp nonsense, the summary of most important points and the author's life changed what I've been thinking about them, I see why one cannot judge a book by its cover. Now I have a list of books from this book to read during this year.
Nov 28, 2012 Agoes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buku ini memberikan gambaran singkat tentang pemikiran 50 tokoh-tokoh dalam perkembangan ilmu psikologi dengan sangat menarik. Setiap bab berisi rangkuman yang sangat ringkas mengenai teori atau karya yang diciptakan oleh tokoh tersebut, dan diakhiri dengan sedikit cuplikan kisah hidup tokoh tersebut. Saya merasa buku ini sangat menarik karena banyak tokoh-tokoh lain yang mendapatkan sorotan selain 'nama-nama besar' seperti Skinner, Freud, dan Maslow. Menurut saya, ini adalah buku bacaan yang wa ...more
Jeff Yoak
This started out dry and it was only the brilliant narration of Lloyd James that enabled me to make it through. Once it got into the meat of things, it moved way too fast for audio. I've never been able to enjoy digest-form books that cover much broader material in light summary. I don't know why I thought this would be different. I suspect I got it back when I was studying deception detection and microexpressions or something. Anyway... I'd find myself having missed huge bits of what was going ...more
David Everling
Nov 16, 2010 David Everling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good broad overview of the most pervasive ideas in psychology. A series of book synopses tied loosely tied together but well differentiated by the author/editor, who clearly wrote this book with an emphasis on each book's most unique contribution. I think this high-level but discerning summarizing adds value to this collection since most of the books and authors covered overlap in content.

I wouldn't consider this a definitive list of Psychology classics by any means (and Tom Butler-Bowd
Sep 11, 2015 Kevin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice lite overview of the psych courses you took in college and pop-psych books that followed. Terrific survey with nice pattern of delivery for anyone who needs a refresher that is well written and respectful. I liked it.
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