• Applied Psychology,  Psychology

    The Control Of The Mind (1927) by Robert H. Thouless

    The Control Of The Mind (1927) by Robert H. Thouless PDF book The object of Hodder and Stoughton’s People’s Library is to supply in brief form simply written introductions to the study of History, Literature, Biography, and Science; to some degree to satisfy that ever-increasing demand for knowledge which is one of the happiest characteristics of our time. The names of the authors of the first volumes of the Library are sufficient evidence of the fact that each subject will be dealt with authoritatively, while the authority will not be of the “ dry-as-dust ’’ order. Not only is it possible to have learned without tears, but it is also…

  • Applied Psychology,  Psychology,  Self-Help

    Applied psychology (1920) by Harry Levi Hollingworth PDF book

    Applied psychology by Harry Levi Hollingworth PDF book (1920) Harry Levi Hollingworth was one of the first psychologists to bring psychology into the advertising world, as well as a pioneer in applied psychology. Excerpt:Books in the field of applied psychology have tended in the past to belong in one or several of three categories, which may be described in some such way as the following: (1) Technical monographs, such as are intelligible only to the advanced student or the professional psychologist; (2)’ “Volumes covering in an intensive way some particular and limited field of practice, such as education, advertising, mental examination; (3) General and more or less prophetic popular essays,…

  • Evolution,  Philosophy,  Psychology

    Evolution and man’s place in nature (1893) by Henry Calderwood PDF book

    Download Evolution and man’s place in nature (1893) by Henry Calderwood PDF book In this volume, I have undertaken a discussion of the problem concerning Man’s Place in Nature. The discussion proceeds from the standpoint of the Evolution of Organic Life, as maintained by Mr. Darwin, and by Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace. The main objects are to trace the evidence of man’s relation to the continuity of life on the earth and to describe the distinctive characteristics of human life itself. Not without misgivings and apprehensions, have I undertaken this difficult task. Not without diffidence, do I now submit the outcome to criticism. I fully recognize the demand which science makes…

  • Characters and characteristics,  Psychology,  Teach yourself

    Signs of character, or, How to read character at sight PDF book by Wallace Mason

    Signs of character, or, How to read a character at sight   Wallace Mason PDF book (1888) Nature has placed on every individual sign of character, intending them to be seen and understood. No amount of deception on the part of the individual can conceal many of them. It is important that every person should be acquainted v/ith those signs and their meanings. If they were understood, an immense amount of loss, misery, and disaster would be prevented. An elaborate system of education is now common, intended to help people to succeed in life, which it often fails to do, partly because in the whole of this system there is no…

  • Exceptional children,  Psychology

    Exceptional children (1956) Free PDF book by Florence Laura Goodenough

    Exceptional children Free PDF book by Florence Laura Goodenough (1956) Florence Laura Goodenough was an American psychologist and professor at the University of Minnesota who studied child intelligence and various problems in the field of child development. She was president of the Society for Research in Child Development For many years I have felt that the major difficulty faced by the exceptional child who differs markedly from others of his age and sex is not so much the fact of difference as it is the feeling of difference for which the objective facts are but partially responsible. Equally and in many cases more important for the child’s general adjustment and…

  • Communication,  Psychiatry,  Psychology

    Communication, the social matrix of psychiatry (1951) PDF book by Jurgen Ruesch

    Download Communication, the social matrix of psychiatry (1951) PDF book by Jurgen Ruesch and Gregory Bateson ExcerptToday, in the middle of the twentieth century, scientists and clinicians alike strive for mutual understanding. To renounce dogmatic views and to abandon scientific isolation is the fashion of our time. Psychiatrists have moved out of the enclosing walls of mental institutions and have found a new field of activity in the general hospitals of the community and in private practice.  The transformation of the former alienist into a modern therapist and the change from static to dynamic principles necessitated a revision of psychiatric theories. While, in the past, theories of personality were concerned…

  • Carl Jung,  Psychology,  psychotherapy

    Modern Man In Search of a Soul (1933) by Carl Jung PDF book

    Modern Man In Search of a Soul (1933) by Carl Jung  PDF book translated by W. S. DELL Excerpt from the book introduction: Within the last decade, there have been many references from varied sources to the fact that the western world stands on the verge of spiritual rebirth, that is, a fundamental change of attitude toward the values of life After a long period of outward expansion, we are beginning to look within ourselves once more. There is very general agreement as to the phenomena surrounding this increasing the shift of interest from facts as such to their meaning and value to us as individuals, but as soon as we…

  • Anxie,  Fear,  Psychology,  Self-Help,  Worry

    Meaning of anxiety (1950) PDF book by Rollo May

    Download Meaning of anxiety (1950) PDF book by Rollo May  ExcerptThis book is the result of several years of exploration, research, and thought on one of the most urgent problems of our day. Clinical experience has proved to psychologists and psychiatrists generally that the central problem in psychotherapy is the nature of anxiety. To the extent that we have been able to solve that problem, we have made a beginning in understanding the causes of integration and disintegration of personality.  But if anxiety were merely a phenomenon of maladjustment, it might well be consigned to the consulting room and the clinic and this book to the professional library. The evidence…

  • Anthropology,  Psychology

    Psychological anthropology; approaches to culture and personality PDF book by Francis Hsu

    Download Psychological anthropology; approaches to culture and personality PDF book by Francis Hsu (1961) Excerpt: The purpose of this volume is twofold. On the one hand, it is an assessment of the up-to-date gains in the field of culture and- personality. Each of the contributors tries to achieve comprehensiveness within the scope of his particular assignment. Insofar as possible, each brings together materials from diverse sources, from obscure journals to their own yet unpublished field notes. On the other hand, each of them also attempts to indicate some of the most important problems yet to be tackled. All the contributors outline some of these problems, the hypotheses and methods most…

  • Psychology,  Self-Help,  Sociology

    Psychology of human development PDF book by Justin Pikunas

    Psychology of human development PDF book by Justin Pikunas (1961) A text on human development may be expected to have many purposes, for this field represents one of the most intricate subjects known to man. As a result, this book has several closely related purposes. It first endeavors to explain key terms, basic methods, and the principles underlying human growth. Then it surveys and interprets factors affecting development. Analysis of developmental sequence is supplemented by an exploration of motivational and behavioral traits at each level of growth and maturation. An attempt is made to impress upon the student the continuity of human development: each age level must be considered in…