Biography & Autobiography - Social Scientists & Psychologists

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Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journ...

Dawn Prince-Hughes

A woman afflicted with Asperger's syndrome--a form of autism--writes eloquently about her work with gorillas. One aspect of her condition is that she is able to interact better with animals than with people, and after a life of being ...

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Published: Mar 2005

Ghost Hunters: William James and the ...

Deborah Blum

What if a world-renowned professor of psychology at Harvard University, a doctor and scientist acclaimed as one of the leading intellects of the time, suddenly announced that he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth centu...

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Published: Jun 2007

Marx for Beginners

Rius

A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it's Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He's put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, lab...

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Published: Jul 2003

Carl Jung

Paul Bishop

Swiss-born Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was one of the pioneers of psychology, largely responsible for the introduction of now-familiar psychological terms such as "introvert," "extrovert," and "collective unc...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Man Who Shocked The World: The Li...

Thomas Blass

This book presents an in-depth portrait of the 20th century scientist who garnered international attention for his Obedience Experiments and for originating the theory of six degrees of separation. Stanley Milgram was one of the most ...

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Published: Mar 2009

Anna Freud: The Dream Of Psychoanalys...

Robert Coles

Robert Cole's penetrating intellectual portrait gives us an entirely new view of Anna Freud. Far from the stereotype of the distant analyst, she was the warm guide, the ego ideal, the "good parent" for her young patients. Dr...

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Published: Apr 1993

I Married A Junkie: Put to the Ultima...

Dr Cali Estes

The Addictions Coach Dr. Cali Estes and her husband, professional drummer Tim Estes come clean about their amazing story as the couple struggled with Tim’s heroin addiction which threatened to end their relationship…and his life.C...

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Published: Mar 2018

Recollections: An Autobiography

Viktor E. Frankl

Born in 1905 in the center of the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire, Viktor Frankl was a witness to the great political, philosophical, and scientific upheavals of the twentieth century. In these stirring recollections, Frankl describ...

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Published: Sep 2000

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journe...

Carl Hart

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to h...

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Published: Jun 2014

Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind

Peter D. Kramer

Often referred to as 'the father of psychoanalysis,' Sigmund Freud championed the 'talking cure' and charted the human unconscious. But though Freud compared himself to Copernicus and Darwin, his history as a physician is problematic...

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Published: Nov 2009

The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living...

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Psychiatrist and author of On Death and Dying Elisabeth Kübler-Ross has long been considered an expert on the terminally ill, and she is credited with bringing the hospice movement to the United States. Now retired after a series of ...

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Published: Jun 1998

Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensi...

Gary Lachman

Now in paperback, this bold new biography fills a gap in our understanding of the pioneering psychologist by focusing on the occult and mystical aspects of Jung's thought and career."Outstanding . . . lifts the curtain on one of ...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Body Silent: The Different World ...

Robert Francis Murphy

Winner of the Columbia University Lionel Trilling Award. Robert Murphy was in the prime of his career as an anthropologist when he felt the first symptom of a malady that would ultimately take him on an odyssey stranger than any fiel...

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Published: Jan 1990

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic ...

Sylvia Nasar

An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. ...

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Published: Sep 2012

Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across Ame...

Michael Paterniti

Based on an award-winning article for Harper's magazine, this accessible science book chronicles a reporter's coast-to-coast journey with pieces of Einstein's brain--stored in Tupperware in the trunk of his Buick Skylark--and the 84 y...

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Published: Aug 2005

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psych...

Adam Phillips

From one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original biography of the father of psychoanalysisBecoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud up until the age of fifty—that incorporates...

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Published: Mar 2016

My Soul Said to Me: An Unlikely Journ...

Robert E. Roberts

In the mid 1980s, Bob Roberts was a successful dentist, stunt flyer and racecar driver. While undergoing marital counseling he was fascinated by the psychological process and pursued his own doctorate in psychology. Intrigued by the c...

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Published: Feb 2003

A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm...

Annie G. Rogers

In this brave, inconoclastic, and utterly unique book, a Harvard professor of human delvelopment and psychology chronicles her her personal drama as a young psychology intern assigned to treat a severely disturbed five-year-old boy. P...

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Published: Aug 1996

Sigmund Freud

Alistair Ross

Sigmund Freud is rightly called the godfather of psychoanalysis. He forever changed the way we view ourselves and developed our understanding of human nature. His concepts have become part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious ...

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Published: Dec 2016

Out of Place: A Memoir

Edward W. Said

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where ...

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Published: Sep 2000

Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence

William L. Silber

Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents, and leaders around the world, have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker to help steer the global economy through turmoil and drastic ...

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Published: Sep 2013

Prozac Diary

Lauren Slater

A dazzling and powerful account of a life profoundly altered by Prozac-- 'surely among the best on the long-term effects of the drug' (The New York Times)In 1988, at age 26, Lauren Slater lived alone in a basement apartment in Cambrid...

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Published: Sep 1999

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lo...

Sudhir Venkatesh

New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York's underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transacti...

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Published: Aug 2014
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