,
Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim’s Followers (116)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Bruno Bettelheim


Born
in Vienna, Austria
August 28, 1903

Died
March 13, 1990

Genre


Bruno Bettelheim was an Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer. He gained an international reputation for his views on autism and for his claimed success in treating emotionally disturbed children.


Average rating: 4.05 · 11,725 ratings · 850 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Uses of Enchantment: Th...

3.85 avg rating — 5,424 ratings — published 1975 — 93 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Freud and Man's Soul: An Im...

3.93 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Good Enough Parent: The G...

3.80 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1987 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Informed Heart

4.22 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1960 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Empty Fortress

2.84 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1965 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Children of the Dream

3.88 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1969 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Freud's Vienna & Other Essays

3.71 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Surviving and Other Essays

3.74 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1952 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Ri...

3.84 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1954 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Love Is Not Enough: The Tre...

4.07 avg rating — 29 ratings7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Bruno Bettelheim…
Quotes by Bruno Bettelheim  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ...”
Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

“The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life.”
Bruno Bettelheim

“The unrealistic nature of these tales (which narrowminded rationalists object to) is an important device, because it makes obvious that the fairy tales’ concern is not useful information about the external world, but the inner process taking place in an individual.”
Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Into the Forest: Fairy Tales- Good or Bad 11 67 May 10, 2010 08:05AM  
Into the Forest: Help! I have to give a talk on fairy tales 14 25 Feb 08, 2015 10:27AM  
Mythic Fiction: Mythic and Legendary Movies/TV 84 209 Jun 09, 2015 05:20PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Someoneyouknow's 2016 R.E.M. challenge 6 81 Jan 24, 2016 02:05PM