Reading for any Serious Student of Psychology
following books are must haves for anyone serious about
psychology. They are divided into sections: Original
Works (classics in psychology), Reference
(textbook and reference materials), Character Studies
(personality related), and Humor (just for fun).
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is the text that started the therapy revolution. Freud
introduces the unconscious and the structure of the id, ego,
and superego. The immense following of his work has
perhaps only been overshadowed by the uprising against his
perverse ideas regarding sex and aggression. Both sides
have advanced the knowledge of psychology and human
nature...and it all began with Sigmund Freud, the father of
Rogers revolutionized therapy with his conception of Client
Centered Therapy. So simple at times yet so deeply
intertwined in human nature, his approach to working with
clients has become a staple for every therapist. It is
well written, insightful, and a must for any therapist or
client working on personal growth.
at the time and now so widely accepted thanks to much
supported research, the publication of this book marked the
beginning of the Behavioral Revolution. With emphasis on
observable behaviors rather than thoughts and emotions, Watson
discusses the premise behind the theory and sets the
groundwork for future psychologists, like Skinner, to show the
world the power of behavioral change. This is a must for
any behaviorist and for anyone wishing to argue against this
important school of thought in professional psychology.
Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have
taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a
radically behaviorist approach to human problems-one that has
appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which
envisions the building of a world in which humankind can
attain its greatest possible achievements. B.F. Skinner
argues that instead of promoting freedom and dignity as
personal attributes, we should direct our attention to the
physical and social environments in which people live. It is
the environment rather than humankind itself that must be
changed if the traditional goals of the struggle for freedom
and dignity are to be reached.
Irvin D. Yalom
any group therapist, this is the one book that is
required. It is the staple for group therapy
coursework and provides loads of information on types of
groups, ethical considerations, research, and
techniques. If you want to learn about group therapy,
Yalom is definitely the author to read.
American Psychiatric Association (Pub.)
newest version of the bible for clinical and counseling professionals in
psychology and related fields. Includes updated information
on diagnoses, etiology, and research on mental illness.
Benjamin Sadock and Virginia Sadock
you could possibly want to know about psychiatric illness is
in this text. A must for any psychiatrist, clinical
psychologist, or grad student. The book covers all
diagnoses, etiology, behavioral, biological, and environmental
factors, research and a whole lot more. It is truly a
text you will refer to often.
every medication is included in this new edition of the best
selling book. Since many people take a variety of
medications, this text is often preferred over those
specializing in psychiatric medication alone. This one
has them all and the descriptions are easy to understand for
epic story of an innocent boy named Clyde, raised by a Kansas
Preacher, who ventures off to experience life. The
author creates the illusion that Clyde could be anyone,
including the reader, and captures the emotions, twists and
turns, and tragedies of his adventure to find out what life is
about. A true masterpiece and ingenious character study.
quirky book reads like a series of short stories but details
the life of the author as he recalls strange and wonderful
aspects of growing up. The scenes are bizarre at times,
impossible to believe at others, and even touching and
humorous. When life gets this bad, the only thing left
to do is laugh...and laugh you will. This is light
reading for those who don't mind a little strangeness.
It is definitely chock full of interesting (and diagnosable)
characters. Depression, anxiety, psychosis, OCD, sexual
perversions, bipolar, and more...its all in there. (This
book contains sexual themes that may be offensive to some
Glenn Ellenbogan (Ed.)
original Journal of Polymorphous Perversity looks like a
professional journal and reads like a professional journal,
yet the articles are hilarious. Read about famous
studies on the intelligence of the deceased, or the diagnosis
of patients based on where they park, and even learn about the
development of 'The Scale of Mental Abilities Requiring
Thinking Somewhat (SMARTS).' This book pokes fun at all
theories, schools of thought, and even big names like Freud
and Skinner. It is a must have, especially when you
start to take your studies and research way to seriously.
was not enough. The second volume of the Journal of
Polymorphous Perversity continues where volume one left
off. Focusing on students in psychology, advisors,
clients and therapists, this collection of works will leave a
smile on your face even after you put it down. The Wall
Street Journal called the Journal "A social scientist's
answer to mad magazine."
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