7 books for the first acquaintance with psychology. The choice of Catherine Mikhaylova
Of course, these books so much more. And yet: where better to begin his acquaintance with the psychology of someone who is not going to devote this life to science? The one who discovers the world of human relations and wants to better understand themselves and their families?
1. "Games People Play". Eric Berne
The classic work of American psychologist Eric Berne, which shows what is the motive behind our normal interaction. According to Berne, each of us, coming into contact with others, it is one of the three ego states: Adult, Parent and child. The author examines the various options for social interaction scenarios that we usually choose, and helps to learn to distinguish itself in the ego states and use them effectively to communicate. And as a result - a better understanding of themselves and build a more harmonious relationship with others in the private and in the professional field. (Eksmo 2016)
2 "so-called evil." Konrad Lorenz
About fifty years of his life biologist and psychologist and Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz dedicated to the study of animal and human behavior. In this book, we are talking about the aggression, that is the instinct of struggle, directed against the brothers in mind, in animals and in humans. Exploring the evolutionary roots of aggression, Lorenz argues that this is an important condition for human survival. And the best human qualities grow out of the need to direct the energy of natural aggression in a constructive direction. Creativity, friendship, love, a sense of humor and a sense of beauty - all converted forms of aggression. The book became a milestone in the development of psychology and anthropology. (Cultural Revolution, 2008)
3. "Family and how to survive in it." Robin Skinner, John Cleese
Systemic family therapist Robin Skinner and actor-comedian John Cleese are easy charming dialogue about the mechanisms operating in the family. They speculate about why even the happy couple can be difficult, where do family problems and how to "inherit" the children. We can not rewrite its own history - neither personally nor what else. Injury there, and their implications "sound" more than one generation. But we can try his family history to understand the process itself, in which the understanding is always preceded by a sense, it changes a lot. This book helps to establish the link between the past and the future, with something to argue, as some authors' ideas to try on and something to rethink his life. (Grade 2016)
4. "Goddess in every woman", "Gods in every man." Jean Shinoda Bolen
Jungian analysis displays our self beyond the personal biography. It allows you to see in each person more - cultural context, the collective unconscious, archetypal. In contrast to approaches that treat the character and, as a consequence, a biography of one and only one plane, the archetypal "map" Jean Shinoda Bolen, based on all known pantheon of Greek mythology, allows voluntary combinations, changing the balance of influences of different archetypes - in general, a complex and developing pattern. The pleasure that can be obtained by treating yourself and your environment from this point of view, fully compensates for any effort expended in reading - not all because the rose "legends and myths of ancient Greece" Nicholas Kuhn and "Myths of the World" (Sofia, 2008)
5. "Psihogenealogiya". Ann Schutzenberger
Traditional genealogy and organize facts about the previous generations of the family. Psihogenealogiya uses this information to understand the nature and behavior of our ancestors, and to identify those events of the past, which have a decisive influence on the present. Its purpose - to help us find something that can be passed on from generation to generation: recurring events, family secrets ... therapist Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger, the creator of this unique method of family memory recovery, clearly describes the mechanism of transgenerational transmission of experiences, including traumatic. She writes about how important it is "to bury the past," "make it on mourning" to renew its own life, and not to repeat the traumatic events over several generations. (Institute of Psychotherapy Publishing, 2010)
6. "The drama of the gifted child and search for your own self." Alice Miller
Hard story about childhood that many (even those who grew up in a more or less well-off families) feel like a time of vulnerability, as the period of risk. "Gifted" child - it is rather a special case and the proof exfortiori, it is a much more common and familiar to every story, in which well-meaning parents and educators paved road leading know where, and society is even interested in his own way is to pass through it more and more children. Sobering fly in the ointment in a pathetic or sentimental arguments about the parent-child relationship, in which the word is always provided by only one side. Another tells his version of the therapist's office - with time and if you're lucky. (Academic Project, 2016)
7. "Secret support. Affection in the child's life. " Lyudmila Petranovskaya
Not "educational methods", and close, trusting relationships with parents give their children the best start in life. This is the "secret support" for any man that lets you create a core personality and largely determines the rest of his life. Age psychologist Lyudmila Petranovskaya tells how a secure attachment between loved ones, and helps parents understand the logic of the development of their relationship with the child, to separate the important from the unimportant and make the right decisions in controversial situations. This kind of guide to relationships will be useful to everyone - regardless of whether you yourself have become parents or not. (AST, 2017)
On the EA
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