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Watzlawick, Paul 1921-2007

Overview
Works: 340 works in 1,808 publications in 7 languages and 17,366 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Director, Publishing director, Creator, Other, Contributor, pre, Translator, 958, Opponent, Interviewee, edc
Classifications: BF637.C45, 152.384
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Watzlawick
Pragmatics of human communication : a study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

128 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called one of the best books ever about human communication, and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts
Change : principles of problem formation and problem resolution by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why some problems persist while others are resolved. This classic book explores why some people can successfully change their lives and others cannot. Here famed psychologist Paul Watzlawick presents what is still often perceived as a radical idea: that the solutions to our problems are inherently embedded in the problems themselves. Tackling the age-old questions surrounding persistence and change, the book asks why problems arise and are perpetuated in some instances but easily resolved in others. Incorporating ideas about human communication, marital and family therapy, the therapeutic effects of paradoxes and of action-oriented techniques of problem resolution, Change draws much from the field of psychotherapy
The language of change : elements of therapeutic communication by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in French and English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude d'un bon niveau, destinée aux psychothérapeutes, sur le langage utilisé pour la communication thérapeutique. L'auteur propose "à la fois une grammaire et un manuel de langue" (p. 55). Signalons deux chapitres importants: Structures linguistiques de l'hémisphère droit - Le blocage de l'hémisphère gauche
How real is real? : Confusion, disinformation, communication by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invented reality : how do we know what we believe we know? : contributions to constructivism( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

142 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Watzlawicks kleiner Band Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein bricht rigoros mit der Vorstellung, Ziel des Menschen sei das Streben nach Glück. In Form von Metaphern, Aphorismen, Anekdoten und hintergründigen Geschichten beschreibt Watzlawick in amüsanter und ironischer Art die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten, den eigenen Alltag unerträglich zu gestalten und trivialen Ereignissen eine außergewöhnliche Bedeutung beizumessen. Voraussetzungen: Als theoretischer Hintergrund des Buchs dienten die Erkenntnisse der so genannten Palo-Alto-Schule, zu deren Mitinitiatoren Watzlawick gehört. Die dort entstandene Kommunikationstheorie wurde im Wesentlichen aus der Erforschung von Paradoxien der menschlichen Kommunikation und ihrer Störungen gewonnen
The Interactional view : studies at the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, 1965-1974 by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The situation is hopeless, but not serious : (the pursuit of unhappiness) by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tongue-in-cheek look at the ways in which we turn ourselves into our own worst enemies. Using metaphors, vignettes, jokes, innuendoes and other "right-hemispheric" language games, Dr. Watzlawick shows how we can make everyday life miserable and inflate trivialities beyond recognition. Those who believe that the search for happiness eventually leads to happiness should consult the chapter "Beware of Arriving."--Publisher description
Ultra-solutions, or, How to fail most successfully by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author examines our strivings for ultra-solutions which are those final solutions that do away with the problem and just about everything else!
Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit? : Wahn, Täuschung, Verstehen by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

70 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une logique de la communication by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

41 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in French and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Münchhausen's pigtail, or, Psychotherapy & "reality" : essays and lectures by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erfundene Wirklichkeit : wie wissen wir, was wir zu wissen glauben? : Beiträge zum Konstruktivismus by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lösungen : zur Theorie und Praxis menschlichen Wandels by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La réalité de la réalité : confusion, désinformation, communication by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in French and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traite du problème de la communication sous un aspect particulier: comment la communication crée la réalité, ou comment la réalité est l'effet de la communication. L'auteur illustre ses propos à partir de nombreux exemples tirés de contextes différents, puis tente d'en dégager une certaine structure et des conclusions. Trois parties: 1. Confusion (les brouillages qui se produisent involontairement) - 2. Désinformation (obstacles pouvant survenir quand on recherche l'information) - 3. Communication dans des domaines où elle n'existait pas jusqu'à maintenant (avec les animaux, avec les extra-terrestres)
Die Möglichkeit des Andersseins : zur Technik der therapeutischen Kommunikation by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in German and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide non conformiste pour l'usage de l'Amérique by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Invention de la réalité : comment savons-nous ce que nous croyons savoir? : contributions au constructivisme by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre collectif marque une étape importante dans la réflextion de l'école dite de Palo Alto, car il élabore de façon rigoureuse et systématique l'épistémologie constructiviste sous-jacente à sa pratique thérapeutique
Changements : paradoxes et psychothérapie by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Comment, dans les relations humaines, les impasses apparaissent-elles ? Qu'est-ce qui fait que, souvent, nos tentatives de provoquer un changement ne font que nous emmurer dans un jeu sans fin? Il y a des changements qui ne sont que source de la permanence. Dire "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" équivaut, si l'on prend les choses par l'autre bout, à affirmer que ça change quand on s'y attend le moins. La technique ici proposée se situe délibérément à la surface : barrer le pourquoi ? - question qui porte sur les causes "profondes" - pour mettre en avant le quoi ? - interrogeant une situation ici et maintenant. Un chemin est frayé dans la forêt des paradoxes humains, qui va de Russel, Wittgenstein et Bateson à Groucho Marx. Entre la logique et l'humour, une thérapie est mise en place qui ne prétend point guérir autre chose que notre rapport présent à autrui."
Vom Unsinn des Sinns oder vom Sinn des Unsinns by Paul Watzlawick( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Pragmatics of human communication : a study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes
Alternative Names
Paul Watzlawick Oostenrijks filosoof

Paul Watzlawick österreichischer Kommunikationswissenschaftler, Psychotherapeut, Soziologe, Philosoph und Autor

Paul Watzlawick psicologo e filosofo austriaco

Pol Vaclavik

Vaclavik, Pol

Watsurauikku, Pōru 1921-2007

Watzlawick, P. 1921-2007

Watzlawick, P. (Paul), 1921-2007

Watzlawick-Weakland-Fisch, .. 1921-2007

Вацлавик, Пол 1921-2007

Пауль Вацлавик

Пол Вацлавик

پاول واتسلاویک

پاول وٹزلویک

ワズラウィック, P.

ワツラウィック, P.

ワツラヴィック, ポール

保罗·瓦兹拉威克

Languages
German (470)

English (165)

French (135)

Spanish (62)

Chinese (3)

Catalan (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Change : principles of problem formation and problem resolutionThe language of change : elements of therapeutic communicationHow real is real? : Confusion, disinformation, communicationThe Invented reality : how do we know what we believe we know? : contributions to constructivismThe situation is hopeless, but not serious : (the pursuit of unhappiness)Ultra-solutions, or, How to fail most successfullyWie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit? : Wahn, Täuschung, VerstehenMünchhausen's pigtail, or, Psychotherapy & "reality" : essays and lectures