50 psychology classics : who we are, how we think, what we by Read by Sean Pratt By (author) Tom Butler-Bowdon

By Read by Sean Pratt By (author) Tom Butler-Bowdon

50 Psychology Classics is a pondering person's advisor to renowned psychology. In a trip that spans 50 books, thousands of principles, and over a century in time, it explores very important modern writings reminiscent of Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness in addition to knowledge from key figures in psychology's improvement. comprises commentaries, biographical details, and a consultant for extra reading.

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De Becker boils it down to four elements: ❖ Justification—the person makes a judgment that they have been intentionally wronged. ❖ Alternatives—violence seems like the only way forward to seek redress or justice. ❖ Consequences—they decide they can live with the probable outcome of their violent act. For instance, a stalker may not mind going to jail as long he gets his victim. ❖ Ability—they have confidence in their ability to use their body or bullets or a bomb to achieve their ends. 22 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS De Becker’s team check through these “pre-incident indicators” when they have to predict the likelihood of violence from someone threatening a client.

In a similar vein Albert Ellis & Robert A. Harper A Guide to Rational Living (p 74) Susan Forward Emotional Blackmail (p 94) 42 CHAPTER 6 Nathaniel Branden T his book popularized the concept of self-esteem. Previously most psychologists recognized that how we perceive ourselves is important, affecting our behavior in areas such as work and love, but few had looked into exactly why. The Psychology of Self-Esteem attempts to get to the roots of personal estimation—what increases it, and what diminishes it.

Of course, this person will label their style of life as “practicality,” as if self-sacrifice were quite rational. However, every step along this path leads them away from what is real and toward a loss of their true self. ” Rather, it is a deep need that cannot be satisfied by shallow means. It must come from within, and like a muscle will get stronger the more we develop it. The more decisions we make that reflect our highest good, the better we will naturally feel. The more “shoulds” (I should do this, or do that, because…) we have in our life, the more justifications we have to come up with.

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