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

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Tom Bulter-Bowdon is now recognized as an expert in personaldevelopment literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed asthe definitive guide to "the literature of possibility," and has wonnumerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award andForeword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the LondonSchool of Economics and the University of Sydne...more
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Published September 25th 2007 by Your Coach Digital (first published November 16th 2006)
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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...more
Khalid Almoghrabi
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
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 ال٥٠ 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.
mahmoud Galal
أهم 50 كتاب فى علم النفس

لينك اخر للتحميل

Tim Pendry
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...more
Mrwan Awad
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...more
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...more
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 "...more
Matthew Johnson
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...more
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
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
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!
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.
Suzanne Murray
I'm not done with the entire book yet, but I absolutely love it. The only flaw is that it's created a HUGE list if psych books I want to read ... only a flaw because of the lack of hours in a day :)

The best feature of this book, I think, is it's ability to help an interested reader hone in on a particular area of psychology that they may be interested in; it covers a variety and can also enlighten a reader who is dead-set in a particular field already.

Also of note, each of the 50 works discussed...more

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...more
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...more
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
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.
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.
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
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...more
A very accessible gallop through the field of Psychology via 3-5 page summaries of 50 influential books. Useful for identifying topics\theories of interest.
What a really great introductory book !

the style of the book is of great value in my opinion. the way it presents every book is really good. I might consider using that technique my self in my reviews :D

I gained a lot of knowledge of the book and decided on a number of books that wouldn't trigger my hidden passion for information, and others that I must read this year or I'm kidding and don't wan't to improve my thinking and be educated, I must must must read THE FEMALE BRAIN.

I listened to the p...more
Yasser Mohammad
A nice tour of some of the most important works in psychology. Do not expect more than a guided tour.
This is a very knowledgeable yet short book!!!

It gave me great ideas and perspectives!!!
Quick information on some of the best research conducted in the field of psychology. Recommended for clinicians and laymen alike.
Borbala Hidegh
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
Thomas Fackler
I'm glad I listened to this book instead of read it. It covers the breadth of psychology from its conversion from Philosophy of Mind to just when Psychology began to stick it's foot into the rigors of scientific methods. This book works well as an introduction and can be used to pique interest in many authors who wrote in the field of psychology as well as those biologists who pushed psychology into a science. Each author is explored with just enough depth to make the reader think they know some...more
Heather Gunther
A great "CliffsNotes" type reference of the seminal works. Short summaries with bios of the great psychologists and authors make for great audio on the commute and flashbacks to undergrad studies.
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