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Passions of Our Time (Hardcover): Julia Kristeva Passions of Our Time (Hardcover)
Julia Kristeva; Translated by Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, Constance Borde
R811 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R157 (19%) In stock

Julia Kristeva is a true polymath, an intellectual of astonishingly wide range whose erudition and insight have been brought to bear on psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender and sex, and cultural critique. Passions of Our Time showcases recent essays of Kristeva's that demonstrate the scope of her capacious intellect, her gifts as a stylist, and the profound contribution of her thought to the challenges of the present. The collection begins with vivid recollection of celebrating, as a child in Bulgaria, Alphabet Day, the holiday honoring the Cyrillic letters, which proceeds outward into a contemplation of the writer as translator. Kristeva considers literature with Barthes, freedom through Rousseau, Teresa of Avila and mystical experience, Simone de Beauvoir's dream life, and Antigone and the psychic life of women. A group of essays drawing on her psychoanalytic work delve into Freud, Lacan, maternal eroticism, and the continued importance of psychoanalysis today. In a series of striking investigations, she thinks through disability and normativity, monotheism and secularization, the need to believe and the desire to know. Calling for the courage to renew and reinvent humanism, she outlines the principles of a stance founded on the importance of respecting human life. Finally, Kristeva discusses French culture and diversity, rethinking universalism and interrogating the potential for Islam and psychoanalysis to meet, and pays homage to Beauvoir by rephrasing her dictum into the provocative "One is born woman, but I become one."

Genius & Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Paperback): Norman Lebrecht Genius & Anxiety - How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 (Paperback)
Norman Lebrecht
R474 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theatres of the Body - Psychoanalytic Approach to Psychosomatic Illness (Paperback, 3rd edition): Joyce McDougall Theatres of the Body - Psychoanalytic Approach to Psychosomatic Illness (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Joyce McDougall
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 In stock

McDougall looks at people who react to psychological distress through somatic manifestations, and at the psychosomatic potential of individuals in those moments when habitual psychological ways of coping are overwhelmed, and the body pantomimes the mind's distress.

Psychoanalysis and Woman - A Reader (Paperback): Shelley Saguaro Psychoanalysis and Woman - A Reader (Paperback)
Shelley Saguaro
R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Psychoanalysis and Woman collects for the first time in one volume the most important psychoanalytic writings on female sexuality and women from Freud's contemporaries through French feminisms to postmodernism and post-feminism. These primary texts introduce the reader to a broad spectrum of works by primarily women theorists writing within a number of different psychoanalytic traditions.

Psychoanalysis and Woman makes available a number of fundamental, yet obscure and inaccessible early psychoanalytic documents by women and places them within the context of later women psychoanalytic theorists. Editor Shelley Saguaro provides a concise contextual introduction addressing some of the sexual political issues raised by psychoanalysis, while each section of the volume is prefaced with more specific biographical and cultural introductory material. Topics addressed include new reproductive and sexual technologies, cybernetics, androgyny, the "third sex," pornography, and psychoanalysis and contemporary media/film theory.

Contributors include Sigmund Freud, Karen Horney, Helene Deutsch, Jeanne Lampl-de Groot, Joan Riviere, Maria Torok, Melanie Klein, Nancy Chodorow, Juliet Mitchell, Noreen O'Connor and Joanna Ryan, Carl G. Jung, Esther Harding, Maria von Franz, Marion Woodman, Jacques Lacan, Helene Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Julie Kristeva, Mary Jane Sherfey, Monique Wittig, Jacqeline Rose, Camille Paglia, Judith Butler, and Jane Flax."

An Introduction to Object Relations (Paperback): Lavinia Gomez An Introduction to Object Relations (Paperback)
Lavinia Gomez
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Object Relations places relationships at the centre of what it is to be human. Its premise is that the human being is essentially social and that our need for others is primary. Object Relations originated as the British-based development of classic Freudian theory. Its early proponents were Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott, Michael Balint, Harry Guntrip and John Bowlby. In this critical introduction to the subject, Lavinia Gomez presents the work of the main theorists chronologically, enabling the reader to gain a sense of how Object Relations develops and the ways in which the theorists build on, diverge from and oppose each other's ideas. An understanding of concepts emerges gradually as similar phenomena are examined though the eyes of each theorist. A brief biography brings to life the persons behind the theory, contributing to a deeper understanding and critical appreciation of their ideas. The second part of the book addresses the application of Object Relations in the practice of counselling and Psychotherapy; the issue of integrating different approaches; and the challenges of working across social and cultural groups and with borderline and psychotic people. A final chapter examines the foundations of Object Relations. Through written with students of psychotherapy and counselling in mind, this lively and perceptive book will interest anyone wishing to explore this fascinating field. Its strengths lie in its comprehensive coverage, its openness to different theoretical orientations and critical awareness of Object Relations as a culturally specific system of thought.

Anti-Freud - Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psycho-analysis and Psychiatry (Paperback, Syracuse University Press ed): Thomas... Anti-Freud - Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psycho-analysis and Psychiatry (Paperback, Syracuse University Press ed)
Thomas Szasz
R421 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sigmund Freud once courted the favour of Austrian writer and satirist, Karl Kraus, and failed to obtain it. Kraus's favourite themes were the power of language, its abuse by psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and journalists, and the catastrophic consequences of this abuse. According to Thomas Szasz, Kraus saw through the rhetoric of psychoanalysis and regarded its practitioners as enemies of human dignity. "Anti-Freud" provides readers with a general introduction to Kraus's life and work and his place in cultural history, followed by translations of his selected writings on psychiatry. Published originally in 1977 under the title "Karl Kraus and the Soul Doctors", this first paperback editions contains a new preface by Szasz.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Paperback, Reissue): Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Paperback, Reissue)
Carl Jung
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Frank revelations of the innermost life of one of the greatest explorers of the human mind. A unique document of our own and of all time.

‘Jung’s single-minded humility, his passion to unearth truth, is one of the loveliest impressions to emerge from this absorbing and many-sided book.’
THE TIMES

‘He was on a giant scale … he was a master physician of the soul in his insights, a profound sage in his conclusions. He is also one of Western Man’s great liberators.’
J.B. PRIESTLEY, 'Sunday Telegraph'

‘Can sometimes rise to the heights of a Blake or a Nietzsche or a Kierkegaard … like any true prophet or artist he extended the range of the human imagination … to be able to share Jungian emotions is surely an almost necessary capacity of the free mind.’
PHILIP TOYNBEE, ' Observer'

Freud and Augustine in Dialogue - Psychoanalysis, Mysticism and the Culture of Modern Spirituality (Paperback): William B.... Freud and Augustine in Dialogue - Psychoanalysis, Mysticism and the Culture of Modern Spirituality (Paperback)
William B. Parsons
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"It is arguably the case," writes William Parsons, "that no two figures have had more influence on the course of Western introspective thought than Freud and Augustine." Yet it is commonly assumed that Freud and Augustine would have nothing to say to each other with regard to spirituality or mysticism, given the former's alleged antipathy to religion and the latter's not usually being considered a mystic.

Adopting an interdisciplinary, dialogical, and transformational framework for interpreting Augustine's spiritual journey in his "Confessions, " Parsons places a "mystical theology" at the heart of Augustine's narrative and argues that his mysticism has been misunderstood partly because of the limited nature of the psychological models applied to it. At the same time, he expands Freud's therapeutic legacy to incorporate the contemporary findings of physiology and neuroscience that have been influenced in part by modern spirituality.

Parsons develops a new psychological hermeneutic to account for Augustine's mysticism that will capture the imagination of contemporary readers who are both psychologically informed and interested in spirituality. The author intends this interpretive model not only to engage modern introspective concerns about developmental conflict and the power of the unconscious but also to reach a more nuanced level of insight into the origins and the nature of the self.

Freud - An Intellectual Biography (Hardcover, New title): Joel Whitebook Freud - An Intellectual Biography (Hardcover, New title)
Joel Whitebook
R918 R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Save R183 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike. Joel Whitebook here presents the first major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. Offering a radically new portrait of the creator of psychoanalysis, this book explores the man in all his complexity alongside an interpretation of his theories that cuts through the stereotypes that surround him. The development of Freud's thinking is addressed not only in the context of his personal life, but also in that of society and culture at large, while the impact of his thinking on subsequent issues of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and social theory is fully examined. Whitebook demonstrates that declarations of Freud's obsolescence are premature, and, with his clear and engaging style, brings this vivid figure to life in compelling and readable fashion.

Understanding Freud - The Man and His Ideas (Paperback, New edition): Emanuel E. Garcia Understanding Freud - The Man and His Ideas (Paperback, New edition)
Emanuel E. Garcia 1
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This unique volume brings together contributions from experts who are able to introduce both the neophyte and the scholar to important faucets of Freud's life and work. The gross misconceptions and distortions of Freud and his ideas which have prevailed in many circles are here dispelled by scholars. Originally delivered at a symposium sponsored by the Freud literary heritage Foundation in cooperation with The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, the contributions to "Understanding Freud" provide us with a clear look at perhaps the most important mind of this century.

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan - On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge (Paperback, Encore Edition): Jacques... The Seminar of Jacques Lacan - On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge (Paperback, Encore Edition)
Jacques Lacan; Edited by Jacques Alain Miller; Translated by Bruce Fink; Notes by Bruce Fink
R460 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XX: Encore

Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller
Translated with Notes by Bruce Fink

A startling psycholinguistic exploration of the boundaries of love and knowledge.

Often controversial, always inspired, Jacques Lacan here weighs theories of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge from such thinkers as Aristotle, Marx, and Freud. He leads us through mathematics, philosophy, religion, and, naturally, psychoanalysis into an entirely new way of interpreting the two most fundamental human drives. Long anticipated by English-speaking readers, this annotated translation presents Lacan's most sophisticated work on love and desire.

Transference - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII (Hardcover): Jacques Lacan Transference - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII (Hardcover)
Jacques Lacan
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alcibiades attempted to seduce Socrates, he wanted to make him, and in the most openly avowed way possible, into someone instrumental and subordinate to what? To the object of Alcibiades desire agalma, the good object. I would go even further. How can we analysts fail to recognize what is involved? He says quite clearly: Socrates has the good object in his stomach. Here Socrates is nothing but the envelope in which the object of desire is found. It is in order to clearly emphasize that he is nothing but this envelope that Alcibiades tries to show that Socrates is desire s serf in his relations with Alcibiades, that Socrates is enslaved to Alcibiades by his desire. Although Alcibiades was aware that Socrates desired him, he wanted to see Socrates desire manifest itself in a sign, in order to know that the other the object, agalma was at his mercy. Now, it is precisely because he failed in this undertaking that Alcibiades disgraces himself, and makes of his confession something that is so affectively laden. The daemon of (Aidos), Shame, about which I spoke to you before in this context, is what intervenes here. This is what is violated here. The most shocking secret is unveiled before everyone; the ultimate mainspring of desire, which in love relations must always be more or less dissimulated, is revealed its aim is the fall of the Other, A, into the other, a. Jacques Lacan

The Creation of the Self and Language - Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World (Paperback, New): David... The Creation of the Self and Language - Primitive Sensory Relations of the Child with the Outside World (Paperback, New)
David Rosenfeld
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book develops models and hypotheses about the mechanisms of the origin of language and the self. It offers a highly original discussion of language acquisition in relation to Freud's paper on aphasia. The book is useful for psychiatrists, teachers, social workers, and parents.

Neurosis and Human Growth - The Struggle Towards Self-Realization (Paperback, Revised): Karen Horney Neurosis and Human Growth - The Struggle Towards Self-Realization (Paperback, Revised)
Karen Horney
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

40th anniversary edition—includes a new prefact by Stephanie Steinfeld, Ph.D., and Jeffry Rubin, M.D., of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.

One of the most original psychoanalysts after Freud, Karen Horney pioneered such now-familiar concepts as alienation, self-realization, and the idealized image, and she brought to psychoanalysis a new understanding of the importance of culture and environment.

Karen Horney was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1885 and studied at the university of Berlin, receiving her medical degree in 1913. From 1914 to 1918 she studied psychiatry at Berlin-Lankwitz, Germany, and from 1918 to 1932 taught at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute. She participated in many international congresses, among them the historic discussion of lay analysis, chaired by Sigmund Freud.

Dr. Horney came to the United States in 1932 and for two years was Associate Director of the Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago. In 1934 she came to New York and was a member of the teaching staff of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute until 1941, when she became one of the founders of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.

In Newurosis and Human Growth, Dr. Horney discusses the neurotic process as a special form of human development, the antithesis of healthy growth. She unfolds the different stages of this situation, describing neurotic claims, the tyranny of inner dictates, and the neurotic's solutions for relieving the tensions of conflict in such emotional attitudes as domination, self-effacement, dependency, or resignation. Throughout, she outlines with penetrating insight the forces that work for and against the person's realization of his or her potentialities.

The Unconscious at Work - A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Anton... The Unconscious at Work - A Tavistock Approach to Making Sense of Organizational Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Anton Obholzer, Vega Zagier Roberts
R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do our organizations so often seem to be less than the sum of their parts? What undermines effectiveness and morale, and gets in the way of achieving what we set out to do? The Unconscious at Work, Second Edition draws on a body of thinking and practice which has developed over the past 70 years, often referred to as 'the Tavistock approach' or 'systems-psychodynamics'. All the contributors are practising consultants who draw on this framework, bringing it alive and making it useful to any reader - manager, leader or consultant, regardless of whether they have any prior familiarity with the underlying concepts - who is curious about what might be driving the puzzling or stressful situations they find in their workplace. The First Edition was addressed to people working in 'the human services': health, social care and education. Since it was published in 1994, there has been growing interest in the business world, and in understanding more about the 'irrational' side of organizational life. Therefore, this Second Edition includes an entirely new section where the key ideas are revisited and illustrated with case studies from a wide range of business organizations, from large corporations to start-ups and family businesses. The aim, however remains the same: to enlarge readers' existing sense-making 'tool-kits' so that they can look at themselves and their organizations with fresh eyes, deepening the emotional intelligence they bring to bear on the challenges they face and providing new possibilities for action. The Unconscious at Work, Second Edition is for managers, leaders, consultants, and anyone working in organizations who has been puzzled, disturbed or challenged by their experiences at work.

Countertransference in Perspective - The Double-Edged Sword of the Patient-Therapist Emotional Relationship (Paperback): Dov.... Countertransference in Perspective - The Double-Edged Sword of the Patient-Therapist Emotional Relationship (Paperback)
Dov. R. Aleksandrowicz, Anna O. Aleksandrowicz
R899 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R141 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In psychoanalysis the term "countertransference", coined by Freud, describes the complex emotional relation between therapist and patient. The term is nowadays used in a broad sense, referring to the entire range of emotions experienced by the therapist/analyst covering many types of therapeutic process. Today's mental-health practitioners are called upon to deal with a wide variety of challenges, some of them highly emotionally-charged, such as child abuse, gender identity or catastrophic loss. This book comprises three main parts: Part I -- The History of Countertransference; Part II -- The Clinical Challenge and Part III -- The Biological Roots of Counter- transference. After essays in Part I introducing the subject and the history of the concept, as reflected in the classic literature (Kernberg, Heimann, Searles, Balint and Main), Part II presents a range of clinical challenges, analysed by contributor colleagues with extensive experience in these and similar issues. It also addresses Holocaust survivor issues, and child survivor experiences of the Nazi euthanasia programme. The study of counter-transference, like other psychoanalytic issues, has recently become enriched by the striking advances in the study of the living brain and of animal behaviour (the published works of Panksepp, Hoffer). Part III engages with recent findings regarding the biological roots that have implications for the understanding of counter-transference. A Summary to the volume presents the overall conclusions to the findings presented in the three parts. The book is intended for mental health and other human service practitioners, such as physicians, educators, jurists and human resource managers.

Cold War Freud - Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (Hardcover): Dagmar Herzog Cold War Freud - Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (Hardcover)
Dagmar Herzog
R772 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Cold War Freud Dagmar Herzog uncovers the astonishing array of concepts of human selfhood which circulated across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. Against the backdrop of Nazism and the Holocaust, the sexual revolution, feminism, gay rights, and anticolonial and antiwar activism, she charts the heated battles which raged over Freud's legacy. From the postwar US to Europe and Latin America, she reveals how competing theories of desire, anxiety, aggression, guilt, trauma and pleasure emerged and were then transformed to serve both conservative and subversive ends in a fundamental rethinking of the very nature of the human self and its motivations. Her findings shed new light on psychoanalysis' enduring contribution to the enigma of the relationship between nature and culture, and the ways in which social contexts enter into and shape the innermost recesses of individual psyches.

The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film - Jung, Story and Playing Beneath the Past (Paperback): Terrie Waddell The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film - Jung, Story and Playing Beneath the Past (Paperback)
Terrie Waddell
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The mythologising of lost and abandoned children significantly influences Australian storytelling. In The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film, Terrie Waddell looks at the concept of the 'lost child' from a psychological and cultural perspective. Taking an interdisciplinary Jungian approach, she re-evaluates this cyclic storytelling motif in history, literature, and the creative arts, as the nucleus of a cultural complex - a group obsession that as Jung argued of all complexes, has us. Waddell explores 'the lost child' in its many manifestations, as an element of the individual and collective psyche, historically related to the trauma of colonisation and war, and as key theme in Australian cinema from the industry's formative years to the present day. The films discussed in textual depth transcend literal lost in the bush mythologies, or actual cases of displaced children, to focus on vulnerable children rendered lost through government and institutional practices, and adult/parental characters developmentally arrested by comforting or traumatic childhood memories. The victory/winning fixation governing the USA - diametrically opposed to the lost child motif - is also discussed as a comparative example of the mesmerising nature of the cultural complex. Examining iconic characters and events, such as the Gallipoli Campaign and Trump's presidency, and films such as The Babadook, Lion, and Predestination, this book scrutinises the way in which a culture talks to itself, about itself. This analysis looks beyond the melancholy traditionally ascribed to the lost child, by arguing that the repetitive and prolific imagery that this theme stimulates, can be positive and inspiring. The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film is a unique and compelling work which will be highly relevant for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian ideas, cultural studies, screen and media studies. It will also appeal to Jungian psychotherapists and analytical psychologists as well as readers with a broader interest in Australian history and politics.

Lacan on Love - An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference (Paperback): Bruce Fink Lacan on Love - An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference (Paperback)
Bruce Fink
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life. As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again. Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deadening repetition, and we wonder how we shall ever break out of this vicious cycle. Can psychoanalysis with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? Can it help us fathom how and why we are often looking for love in all the wrong places, and are fundamentally confused about what love really is ? In this lively and wide-ranging exploration of love throughout the ages, Fink argues that it can. Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan s paradoxical claim that love is giving what you don t have. He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don t have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan s views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychology and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions.

Freud - An Intellectual Biography (Paperback): Joel Whitebook Freud - An Intellectual Biography (Paperback)
Joel Whitebook
R594 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike. Joel Whitebook here presents the first major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. Offering a radically new portrait of the creator of psychoanalysis, this book explores the man in all his complexity alongside an interpretation of his theories that cuts through the stereotypes that surround him. The development of Freud's thinking is addressed not only in the context of his personal life, but also in that of society and culture at large, while the impact of his thinking on subsequent issues of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and social theory is fully examined. Whitebook demonstrates that declarations of Freud's obsolescence are premature, and, with his clear and engaging style, brings this vivid figure to life in compelling and readable fashion.

What is Normal? - Psychotherapists Explore the Question (Paperback): Jane Ryan, Roz Carroll What is Normal? - Psychotherapists Explore the Question (Paperback)
Jane Ryan, Roz Carroll
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What this book reveals so clearly is that, when probed, the notion of normality is fragile and shifting. It is not clear who decides what being normal means in any historical moment, or who is entitled to say. Nonetheless, concerns with conforming, fitting in, and being accepted are deeply pervasive. For most, being normal is a goal, and deviation from accepted norms feels like failure. Yet many people do not really feel normal. When sexuality, gender, health, ethnic group or any other common variation on the dominant theme is at play someone can feel out of step with this elusive standard. Others depend on being different to be creative, radical and discerning. Readers may conclude that it is our very uniqueness as individuals that makes us usual, and that we rely on our edge dwellers for cultural growth. This fascinating book explores these issues and more.

The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback): Kees Van Heeringen The Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior (Paperback)
Kees Van Heeringen
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nearly one million people take their own lives each year world-wide - however, contrary to popular belief, suicide can be prevented. While suicide is commonly thought to be an understandable reaction to severe stress, it is actually an abnormal reaction to regular situations. Something more than unbearable stress is needed to explain suicide, and neuroscience shows what this is, how it is caused and how it can be treated. Professor Kees van Heeringen describes findings from neuroscientific research on suicide, using various approaches from population genetics to brain imaging. Compelling evidence is reviewed that shows how and why genetic characteristics or early traumatic experiences may lead to a specific predisposition that makes people vulnerable to triggering life events. Neuroscientific studies are yielding results that provide insight into how the risk of suicide may develop; ultimately demonstrating how suicide can be prevented.

The Essential Jung - Selected Writings (Paperback, Reissue): Anthony Storr The Essential Jung - Selected Writings (Paperback, Reissue)
Anthony Storr
R293 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R68 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A sparkling and up-to-date new cover for one of Fontana Press's strongest-selling titles. 'Jung was on a giant scale...he was a master physician of the soul in his insights, a profound sage in his conclusions. He is also one of Western Man's great liberators.' J. B. Priestly, Sunday Telegraph 'Jung can sometimes rise to the heights of a Blake or a Nietzsche or a Kierkegaard...like any true prophet or artist, he extended the range of the human imagination...to be able to share Jungian emotions is surely an almost necessary capacity of the free mind.' Philip Toynbee, Observer This compact volume of extracts from the twenty volumes of Jung's published writings presents him clearly, in his own words and in precis. Jung's writing is the key to understanding 20th-century psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Most of the terms of reference now used ('extrovert', 'collective unconscious', 'archetype') are Jungian. This is essential reading for both students of psychology and the general reader.

What You've Got is What You Want - Even If it Hurts (Paperback): Adam Jukes What You've Got is What You Want - Even If it Hurts (Paperback)
Adam Jukes
R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Intended for those who are troubled by their lives and want to make changes, but don't know where to begin, this is a book about relationships. It is not intended as a self-help book, but as one which will encourage the reader to really think about themselves and the way they act - how their behaviour is driven by thoughts, feelings, and impulses of which they may not have any conscious awareness. Jukes examines his 'Mad Hypothesis' - so called because it seems, at first glance, to be 'mad.' He has used it successfully in therapeutic work to refer to everything that is wrong in a patient's relationship and even their life: "You are responsible for everything that is wrong with your relationship including any behaviour of your partner which you use to justify, excuse, or in any other way account for yo own behaviour towards him/her, or the world in general." The author draws on his vast clinical experience to explore this fascinating idea and looks at other related issues such as anxiety, sulking, masochism, and attachment. He also includes many illuminating case-studies which perfectly illustrate his theories and make the text accessible to both clinicians and non-professionals.

Transference - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII (Paperback): Jacques Lacan Transference - The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII (Paperback)
Jacques Lacan; Edited by Jacques Alain Miller; Translated by Bruce Fink
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Alcibiades attempted to seduce Socrates, he wanted to make him, and in the most openly avowed way possible, into someone instrumental and subordinate to what? To the object of Alcibiades's desire agalma, the good object. I would go even further. How can we analysts fail to recognize what is involved? He says quite clearly: Socrates has the good object in his stomach. Here Socrates is nothing but the envelope in which the object of desire is found. It is in order to clearly emphasize that he is nothing but this envelope that Alcibiades tries to show that Socrates is desire's serf in his relations with Alcibiades, that Socrates is enslaved to Alcibiades by his desire. Although Alcibiades was aware that Socrates desired him, he wanted to see Socrates's desire manifest itself in a sign, in order to know that the other the object, agalma was at his mercy. Now, it is precisely because he failed in this undertaking that Alcibiades disgraces himself, and makes of his confession something that is so affectively laden. The daemon of (Aidos), Shame, about which I spoke to you before in this context, is what intervenes here. This is what is violated here. The most shocking secret is unveiled before everyone; the ultimate mainspring of desire, which in love relations must always be more or less dissimulated, is revealed its aim is the fall of the Other, A, into the other, a." Jacques Lacan

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