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BOOKS
PSYCOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

1.
Joseph Sandler, Peter Fonagy, Ethel Spector Person
Freud’s On Narcissism: An Introduction

‘On Narcissism: An Introduction’ is a densely packed essay dealing with ideas that are still being debated today from the role of narcissism in normal and pathological development and the relationship of narcissism to homosexuality, libido, romantic love, and self-esteem to issues of therapeutic intervention. The contributors place the work in the context of Freud’s evolving thinking, point out its innovations, review its problematic aspects, and examine how its theoretical concepts have been elaborated more recently by analysts of diverse theoretic persuasions. In addition, they use Freud’s text to chart new developments in psychoanalysis and point toward still unresolved problems. An introduction by Joseph Sandler, Ethel Spector Person, and Peter Fonagy provides a succinct overview of the material. Contributors: Willy Baranger, David Bell, R. Horacio Etchegoyen, Peter Fonagy, Leon Grinberg, Bela Grunberger, Heinz Henseler, Otto F. Kernberg, Paul H. Ornstein, Ethel Spector Person, Joseph Sandler, Hanna Segal, Nikolaus Treurniet, Clifford Yorke.

2.
Christian Seulin, Gennaro Saragnano
On Freud’s ‘On Beginning the Treatment’

Like his other papers on technique, Freud’s 1913 essay ‘On Beginning the Treatment’ had an enduring influence on psychoanalysts for generations to come, providing them with a solid and worldwide-accepted conceptual basis on how to initiate psychoanalytic treatments. After a century of clinical experience and theoretical research, are all of Freud’s rules and advice still valid today? Christian Seulin and Gennaro Saragnano have asked ten eminent analysts to comment upon this seminal paper of Freud’s, each of them focusing on one of the fundamental issues originally propounded by the ‘father of psychoanalysis’. The result is an overall and careful view on the actuality of the technical bases of analysis, in what can be considered a good introduction to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice.

3.
Lene Arnett Jensen
Moral Development in a Global World: Research from a Cultural-Developmental Perspective

Questions addressing people’s moral lives, similarities and differences in the moral concepts of cultural groups, and how these concepts emerge in the course of development are of perennial interest. In a globalizing world, addressing what is universal and what is culturally distinctive about moral development is pressing. More than ever, well-substantiated knowledge of diverse peoples’ moral compasses is needed. This book presents the cultural-developmental theory of moral psychology, findings from numerous countries, and four instruments for conducting cultural-developmental research. The central thesis is that humans are born with a shared moral heritage and that, as we develop from childhood into adulthood, we branch off in diverse directions shaped by culture – resulting in novelty and contention. An international group of eminent and cutting-edge scholars from anthropology, psychology, and linguistics addresses this timely topic and explores how gender, social class, and ‘culture wars’ between liberals and conservatives play into moral development across cultures.

4.
Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco and Eckhard Roediger
Schema Therapy with Couples: A Practitioner’s Guide to Healing Relationships

Schema Therapy for Couples represents the first practitioner guide to detail effective Schema Therapy techniques in couple and relationship therapy.

Shows how the distinctive features of ST make it ideal for addressing the cognitive and emotion–focused problems typical in couple relationships
Presents and integrates a series of innovative tools and interventions such as Schema Therapy with Needs versus Wants, Mode Cycle Clash Cards, limited re–parenting visualization, and chair work
Authored by an international team of experts in couples therapy and Schema Therapy

5.
Mike Bryon
Ultimate Psychometric Tests: Over 1000 Verbal, Numerical, Diagrammatic and Personality Tests

The use of psychometric tests in job selection procedures is more prominent than ever and for unprepared candidates they represent a considerable challenge that can get in the way of them successfully landing a new job. The best-selling Ultimate Psychometric Tests, now in its third edition, is the biggest book of its kind, containing over 1000 practice test questions of a multitude of different types of tests with accompanying answers and explanations. Also including an overview of which companies employ which tests, including L’Oreal, Sony, HMV, Toyota and IKEA among others, it has plenty of advice on how to get test-wise and seriously improve scoring. Providing sample questions from all the major types of test, including verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, personality questionnaires, non-verbal and diagrammatic reasoning, new tests also now include spatial recognition and visual estimation, situational awareness tests as well as quantities and conversion tests. From the popular Ultimate series, this is the definitive guide to acing any type of psychometric testing you encounter as well as keeping your mind sharp and active.

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