Erich Fromm’s The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil (1964)

November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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A study of the polarity of possible orientations on the basis of character and the first major statement Erich Fromm’s attempts to dissect what he saw as a further fundamental orientation present in western societies – a fascination with death and things (objects).

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The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology

June 28, 2016 § 1 Comment

“The Revolution of Hope lives up to its title with an uplifting exploration of the definition of hope, what it truly means to be human, and steps that should be taken to promote humanization in an increasingly disconnected and technology-driven society. [The American Mental Health Foundation’s Fromm titles] are timely, directly relevant to modern psychological and social issues, and bring absolutely invaluable humanist messages to temper psychology’s scientific and healing discipline. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections.”

Midwest Book Review

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B. F. Skinner: Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971)

April 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

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In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.
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R.D. Laing Quotes

February 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

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“Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.”

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‘Being and Nothingness’ Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

February 5, 2015 § 1 Comment

“It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.”

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James V. McConnell: Understanding Human Behavior (1974)

February 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

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This popular introductory psychology text, formerly with Jim McConnell as the lead author, offers a holistic perspective and an accessible, anecdotal wirting sytle that is favored by students across the disciplines. « Read the rest of this entry »

Alfred Adler: What Life Should Mean to You (1931)

January 27, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Adler’s philosophical and eloquent “What Life Should Mean to You,” edited by Alan Porter, was originally published in 1931. In this highly readable book, targeting the general public, Adler offered many insights on academic, vocational, and family issues facing adults. Opening with a chapter titled “The Meaning of Life.” he stated, “Every person strives for significance, but people always make mistakes if they do not see that their whole significance must consist in their contributions to the lives of others.”
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