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Rieber, R. W. (Robert W.)

Works: 132 works in 493 publications in 2 languages and 14,648 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q11, 401.9
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Most widely held works by R. W Rieber
Psychology, theoretical-historical perspectives by R. W Rieber( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The approach to theory and history adapted by the contributors is to focus on some of the central figures in the development of discipline. Within this approach, the authors offer analyses of 3 major theoretical currents in psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and the Geneva school. Other chapters focus on psychophysics and on Gestalt, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology. The text covers such influences as G. T. Fechner, G. E. Muller, W. Wundt, F. Galton, James, Darwin, J. M. Baldwin, and Vygotsky and such topics as the Americanization of psychology and psychoanalysis, the relationship between politics and psychology in the US, and the contrasting development of the concept of the self in Western and Eastern psychology, and reprints chapters originally contributed by B. F. Skinner and Jean Piaget. It provides the reader with a broad overview of the development of a continually evolving field, one that has had an influence on the thought and culture of the 20th century. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilhelm Wundt and the making of a scientific psychology ( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wundt, Wilhelm / Biographie
Aspects of the history of psychology in America : 1892-1992 ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains papers presented at a meeting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Psychological Association, which was founded in 1982, and the 175th Anniversary of the New York Academy of Sciences, which was founded in 1817. The papers are primarily historical, discussing historical figures and events in the founding of the APA and early experiments and theories that contributed to the growth of psychology. Other articles discuss the need for students to learn the history of psychology in classrooms, the history of the presidents of the APA, and the history of psychotherapy. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology of language and thought : essays on the theory and history of psycholinguistics by R. W Rieber( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bifurcation of the self the history and theory of dissociation and its disorders by R. W Rieber( )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For more than a hundred years, dissociative states, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, have fascinated the public as well as scientists. The precise nature of this disorder is a controversial one, dividing clinicians, theorists, and researchers. Challenging the conventional wisdom on all sides, Robert Rieber s Bifurcation of the Self traces the clinical and social history of dissociation in a provocative examination of this widely debated phenomenon. At the core of this history is a trio of related evolutions hypnosis, concepts of identity, and dissociation beginning with nineteenth-century ""hysterics"" and culminating in the modern boom in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) diagnoses and the parallel rise in childhood abuse/repressed memory cases. Rieber does not argue the non-existence of DID, rather he asserts that it is a rare disorder exaggerated by dissociation advocates and exploited by the media. In doing so, he takes on some of the most difficult questions in the field:- How crucial is memory to a person s identity?- Can two or more autonomous personalities actually exist in the same body?- If trauma causes dissociation, why aren t there more DID cases?- Why are DID cases prevalent in some eras but not in others?- Does dissociative disorder belong in the DSM?The book is rigorously illustrated with two centuries worth of famous cases including Christine Beauchamp, Ansel Bourne, Eve Black/Eve White, and most notably the woman known as ""Sybil"", whose story is covered in depth with newly revealed manuscripts. And Rieber reviews the current state of DID-related controversy, from the professionals who feel that the condition is underreported to those who consider it a form of malingering, so that readers may draw their own conclusions."
The Neuropsychology of language : essays in honor of Eric Lenneberg by R. W Rieber( Book )
14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Individual, communication, and society : essays in memory of Gregory Bateson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Psychological foundations of criminal justice : historical perspectives on forensic psychology ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psycholinguistic research : implications and applications by Doris Aaronson( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Body and mind : past, present, and future ( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manufacturing social distress : psychopathy in everyday life by R. W Rieber( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This bold new book proposes a completely new discipline - "the psychology of malefaction," a frank study of the role of evil in human hehavior that does not explain an act of murder, for example, as simply a symptom of the murderer's psychosis. Having been long successful in explaining psychopathic behavior, the author maintains, psychology has in a sense tended to excuse the destructive acts of the psychopath, or at least has appeared to do so. Rieber reexamines the various phenomena of family violence, violence in films and television, modern war, and serial killers regarding them as wicked, not merely insane. This provocative book rethinks the nagging problem of evil as it manifests itself in our society, rigorously questioning to what degree persons must be responsible for - and held accountable for - their actions
Language development and aphasia in children : new essays, and a translation of "Kindersprache und Aphasie" by Emil Fröschels by R. W Rieber( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language Development and Aphasia in Children
Freud on interpretation the ancient magical Egyptian and Jewish traditions by R. W Rieber( )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In its early days, some saw psychology as a substitute for religion. Others regarded it as a new religion in its own right. What was less obvious to most observers--and far less obvious today--were the roots of Freud's work in the ancient mystical teachings of the Middle East. A unique analysis, Freud on Interpretation examines the inner workings of his thought process and the rich mine of knowledge that led him toward his theories and therapies. In the beliefs of ancient Egypt, with its sexually ambiguous dieties, and ancient Israel, with its Biblical accounts of madness and feigned madness, are found surprising sources of inspiration for such core Freudian concepts as free association, dream interpretation, the psychosexual stages, the libido, and the unconscious. Psychoanalyis here is seen in its early growth stages, fed and nurtured by philosophers, scientists, and fearless mind explorers; and Freud is boldly synthesizing modes of knowledge from an age when science and superstition were rarely separate. This compelling volume: Overviews the pre-Freudian history of psychology in the writings of Herbart, Morel, and Krafft-Ebing; Probes Freud's interest in ancient Egyptian creation myths and the Kabbala, and their influence on his work; Explores the paradoxes inherent in the interpretation of the mind; Offers unique insights into the origins of the Rorschach test; Considers the real meaning behind Freud's self-identification as a determinist; Includes a listing of Freud's library of titles on ancient Egypt; Freud on Interpretation is stimulating reading for clinical psychologists and those interested in the intellectual and professional development of the master psychiatrist."--Publisher's website
Asian contributions to psychology ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forensic psychology and psychiatry ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the history of psychological theories by R. W Rieber( )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This surveys the entire range of thinking in psychology from ancient times to the present, encompassing philosophies and theories of mind that pre-date our modern conception of psychology as a science, and extending to the current findings of neuroscience
The Roots of American psychology : historical influences and implications for the future by R. W Rieber( Book )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speech pathology; an international study of the science by R. W Rieber( Book )
16 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Rieber, R. W.
Rieber, R. W. 1932-
Rieber, Robert W.
Rieber, Robert William 1932-
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