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Author Tallis, Frank, author.

Title The act of living : what the great psychologists can teach us about finding fulfillment / Frank Tallis.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  155.2 TAL    DUE 10-01-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description vii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index.
Contents 1. Talking: leaving the silent theater -- 2. Security: primal needs -- 3. Insight: the heart has its reasons -- 4. Distortion: warped mirrors -- 5.. Identity: the divided self -- 6 Narrative: life story -- 7. Narcissism: gazing into the pond -- 8, Sex: mortal vehicles -- 9. Inferiority: the consolations of inadequacy -- 10. Wants: the acquisition trap -- 11. Adversity: rooted sorrows -- 12. Meaning: reasons to exist -- 13. Acceptance: a flower that blossoms only for a single night.
Summary For most of us, the questions of life continue to perplex : Who am I? Why am I here? How shall I live? In the late nineteenth century, a class of thinkers emerged who made solving these problems central to their work: psychotherapists. They examined unhappiness up close and sought to unroot its causes. They rejected religous dogma and philosophical abstraction and instead developed theories from frequent and systematic observation. They understood that human questions demand human answers - and that without understanding what it means to be human, there are no answers.
Subject Self-realization.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Psychotherapy -- History.
Added Title What the great psychologists can teach us about finding fulfillment
ISBN 9781541673038 hardcover
1541673034 hardcover

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