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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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Feb 19, 2009 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 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.
عمر الحمادي
يستحق هذا الكتاب خمسة نجوم لأنه قدم أعظم خمسين كتاب في علم النفس بطريقة مبهرة ومبسطة وكأنه يقول للقاريء لا عذر لك في عدم اطلاعك على مقدمات علم النفس لكي تفهم طبيعة نفسك... كثير من فصول الكتاب ملهمة وتقدم لك اقتراحات للكتب التي قد تود التوسع في مواضيعها.
Khalid Almoghrabi
Apr 02, 2014 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
Tim Pendry
Sep 14, 2008 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
يتحدث الكتاب عن 50 كتاب فى علم النفس يستعرض ملخص او مايتحدث عنه كل كتاب وتعريف بالكاتب . مشكلته وهى ليست مشكلة خاصة بالكتاب هى مشكلة خاصة بى وبمن يريد الكتب مترجمة ان غالبية الكتب غير مترجمة . نادرة هى الكتب المترجمة

عمرو  عزازي
أحب هذه النوعية من الكتب التي يطلق عليها كتب الكتب أو فهارس الفهارس

أعجبتني مقدمة الكاتب و تقسيماته على علم النفس

مثل هذه الكتب و افتراحات الكاتب و إن كانت لا تسع كل العلم إلا أنها تفتح مجالا لبحث أوسع و مساحة أرحب في القراءة
فتحي سرور
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology-exra
جولة سريعة على الكتب ال50 الأشهر في تريخ علم النفس على مدى 130 عام،عرض متقن ومتميز وفرت رؤية عمومية لا بأس بها لتطور العلوم النفسية.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This book as the title implies, briefly surveys 50 psychology classics. Is the abstractions good enough to provide you with the big picture? I don't think so.

I couldn't figure out what the purpose of this book was, yet I managed to add several titles for further readings.

Amongst these 50 titles I already have consumed 8 of them and the presentations provided in the book by no means were crafted in a worthy manner.

So, I would not recommend this book since it neither provides you with any coher
mahmoud Galal
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أهم 50 كتاب فى علم النفس

لينك اخر للتحميل
Mahmut Homsi
كيف سأكتب مراجعة عن 50 كتاباً كل واحد أحلى من الثاني ؟
Matthew Johnson
Feb 27, 2013 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
Jan 28, 2012 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 "
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Доста полезна книга за запознаване с основните теории в психологията за начинаещи в областта. Представени са 50 книги по психология - както класически, така и модерни - с основните им идеи, важни цитати и кратка биография на автора. Набелязах си някои четива.

Допадна ми това, че авторът се старае да е обективен, придържа се към фактите и не затъва в утвърждаването или отричането на конкретна доктрина. Освен това книгата е възхитително лишена от нюейджарски глупости.
Aug 21, 2014 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 :)
Jul 27, 2008 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
Marawan Awad
Mar 25, 2014 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
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
Borbala Hidegh
Dec 18, 2013 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
Sep 04, 2013 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
Jan 19, 2014 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!
Darian Onaciu
A good introduction to some of the most prominent figures in Psychology, with a summary of the most important ideas, similar books and a short bio on each of the 50 personalities.

Read this if you want a brief intro and lots of recommendations for future lectures.
Rogério Alvarenga
O melhor livro para se ter um apanhado geral das teorias da psicologia com maior difusão hoje, daí clássicos aqui ir neste sentido e, aliás, porque apresenta coisas muito recentes para já serem clássicas, que sobrevêm apenas com o teste do tempo, mesmo na pouco mais que centenária ciência da psicologia moderna. Além disso, ao final de cada capítulo se nos apresentam pequenas notas sobre a vida dos autores, pequenas e bem escolhidas vale notar, e os livros que, dentre os cinquenta, são da mesma v ...more
Mohammed Jared
Dec 13, 2013 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
Olga Inozemtseva
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great guide for further exploring the field of psychology. Covers a wide range of works chronologically and topic-wise. I just found it fun to read a book about books and am now looking forward to pick up some of the ones I got really interested in. I realized that my interest is in more contemporary works/theories, although many of them are based on the founding theories that were established decades before. I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in psychology but doesn't know ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dev
Must Have!
Скептически я относился к такого родам книгам как и всяким рейтингам, но нужно признать, эта книга - хороша!
Более того, будь у меня дети, я бы читал ее с ними по достижении вменяемого возраста.
Книга дает краткое но достаточное для понимания "знание" в отрасли. Позволяет за короткое время понять основные направления и достижения науки. Выбрать то , что нужно и интересно именно тебе и иметь запасной ход на будущее. Своего рода оракул, что-ли.
Узнал много нового и интересного. По ходу чтен
Aya Abo3ghreb
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
كتاب قيم جدا يشبه إلي حد كبير مينو مفصل لأشهر الكتب في مجال علم النفس بكل نظرياته وأجزاءه ورأي النقاد فيه ، وبالتالي يساعدك حتما علي إختيار العناوين المهمة لك ، والتي يجب أن تبدأ في قراءتها إن كنت مهتما بالمجال.
الترجمة وافية والمؤلف ملم بقضايا ونظريات علم النفس ولم يكن بخيلا أبدا مع القاريء.

وإن كنت أيضا تريد أن تقرأ عن مشاهير هذا العلم من أطباء ومعالجين ومختصين وحتي كتاب وهاويين ، فالمؤلف قد أرفق تعريفا مبسطا بكل كاتب يشبه إلي حد كبير سيرة ذاتية مصغرة ^^ مع ذكر الكتب الأخري لنفس الكاتب.

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 13, 2012 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.
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب مفيد وفيه معلومات كثيرة وبداية جيدة لمن يريد التخصص في قراءات علم النفس
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