Bruno Bettelheim


Born
in Vienna, Austria
August 28, 1903

Died
March 13, 1990

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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: 4.14 · 17,861 ratings · 1,477 reviews · 44 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Uses of Enchantment: Th...

3.88 avg rating — 4,196 ratings — published 1975 — 59 editions
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Freud and Man's Soul: An Im...

3.88 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 1982 — 12 editions
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The Informed Heart

4.21 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1960 — 15 editions
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A Good Enough Parent: The G...

3.73 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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Empty Fortress

2.76 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1965 — 14 editions
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The Children of the Dream

3.87 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1969 — 7 editions
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Freud's Vienna & Other Essays

3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Surviving and Other Essays

3.77 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1952 — 3 editions
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Love Is Not Enough: The Tre...

4.05 avg rating — 22 ratings5 editions
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The Art of the Obvious: Dev...

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“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

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