50 Psychology Classics

  • by Tom Butler-Bowdon
  • Narrated by Lloyd James
  • 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who we are...how we think...what we do....Here are insight and inspiration from 50 key books, including works by Sigmund Freud, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Goleman, Karen Horney, Carl Jung, Alfred Kinsey, R.D. Laing, Jean Piaget, Martin Seligman, Oliver Sacks, Gail Sheehy, and BF Skinner. Spanning hundreds of ideas developed over the past century, 50 Psychology Classics also explores important contemporary writings, such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness. Listeners will gain insight into the scientific research of leading contemporary psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. And they'll discover why we think and act the way we do from the landmark best-sellers of psychology.
With insightful commentaries on each classic, biographical information on the authors, plus a guide to further key titles, 50 Psychology Classics provides a unique overview of this fascinating subject.


What the Critics Say

"Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm....He is a true scholar of this type of literature." ( USA Today)


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Customer Reviews

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Psychology in a nutshell

I love this book. The narration is fine, easy to listen to. The content is excellent. On the down side the introduction is really boreing and I almost gave up on the book. This would have been a great pity as, once you get into the 50 classics, it is really interesting.

Of course not all the books covered will interest everyone and some chapters I found dull, but the chapters are short and I found many books I will be seeking out for future listening or reading.

I would recomend this book to anyone who is interested in people but who has no real knowledge in this field. If you are a psychologist it is most likely not for you, but for the rest of us it is an eye opener.
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- Alan

Every one a gem!

A cornucopia pick-and-mix of popular Psychology classics, each book title lasting between 10-20 minutes (12.5 hours total). Gestalt therapy, Behaviourism, Lateral Thinking, 'The Female Brain' and 'Games People Play' to the classics of Freud, Jung and Adler are all covered. It is read in an easy american voice & style, which feels appropriate.

Butler-Bowdon divides each 'Classic' up into:
quotes; synopsis; 'books in a similar vein'; chapter themes with commentary; final comments and biographic details.

If you are interested in psychology and the mind, and want a 'Cooks Tour' of the amazing breadth of ideas out there, I would really recommend this audiobook. It is a great jumping off point for further reading.
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- Jeremy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2007
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC