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Rieber, R. W. (Robert W.)

Works: 129 works in 717 publications in 2 languages and 15,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Encyclopedias  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, htt
Classifications: P37, 401.9
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Most widely held works by R. W Rieber
Psychology, theoretical-historical perspectives by R. W Rieber( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the development of this continually evolving field - one that influenced the thought and culture of the twentieth century
The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )

in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vygotsky was a Russian psychologist and one of the most influential psychologists in the world during the 20th century. This volume, the first of six, examines Vygotsky's works involving problems of general psychology, including thinking and speech
Wilhelm Wundt and the making of a scientific psychology by R. W Rieber( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wundt, Wilhelm / Biographie
Psychology of language and thought : essays on the theory and history of psycholinguistics by R. W Rieber( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fact that one would contemplate publication of a book such as this indicates both the maturity and the growth of activity that have taken place in the field of psycholinguistics over the past few decades. More­ over, the fact that psycholinguists and/or scholars of the history of ideas are interested in the history of their subject clearly demonstrates that much has been accomplished, and the time is indeed ripe for the reassess­ ment of whence we have come. In addition, perhaps this interest in our historical past suggests that psycholinguistics is at a critical stage in its development. There are many scholars who believe that this critical stage manifests itself primarily in a search for a new paradigm. It would seem only reasonable to suggest that when members of a profession are search­ ing for something new, more than likely they will take time to reflect on the past in the hope that it will facilitate the fulfillment of their quest. This book as such reflects a wide-ranging search for historical roots over a millenium of research in the psychology of language and thought. Furthermore, it also reflects an attempt to open the context by introducing the broader perspectives of the history of ideas and the history of science together with their reassessment of the method of science motivated from within psychology itself
The bifurcation of the self : the history and theory of dissociation and its disorders by R. W Rieber( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 599 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
Aspects of the history of psychology in America : 1892-1992 by Helmut E Adler( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 588 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)
Dialogues on the psychology of language and thought : conversations with Noam Chomsky, Charles Osgood, Jean Piaget, Ulric Neisser, and Marcel Kinsbourne by R. W Rieber( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope and variety of interest areas identified with psy cholinguistic research have grown enormously during the last decade or two. Although this recent flourishing has brought a great deal of new knowledge and interdisciplinary cooperation to the field, it has also brought its share of controversy and confusion as con flicting views on a number of important topics are hotly debated by their proponents. It is for this reason that we have put together this book, a collection of interviews with a number of leading scholars within the field, all of whom differ--sometimes widely- in their respective points of view. The idea of using a uniform set of questions as points of de parture for each interview seemed to us a choice method for pro viding readers with a better understanding .of the complexities of the field. The questions we have chosen to work with are crucial questions for psycho linguistics since they form the framework for knowledge and research within the field. It is our hope that by offering several different points of view on psycholinguistic re search, this volume will provide readers with a better sense of the similarities and differences of opinion within these different points of view. We would like to extend our thanks to the various contributors to this book for their cooperation and patience during the prepara tion of this book, and to the publishers for their steady encour agement during our work
The Neuropsychology of language : essays in honor of Eric Lenneberg by R. W Rieber( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume have been gathered together to honor Eric H. Lenneberg. Together they represent the broad range of topics in which he took some interest. For one of the distinguishing features of Eric Lenneberg's theoretical work was its synthesizing quality. He was interested in all of the scientific domains that might touch on the study of the mind and brain, and he carefully prepared himself in each of the pertinent disciplines. Beginning with his M.A. degree in linguistics from the University of Chicago in 1951, he went on to complete his doctoral studies in both linguistics and psychology at Harvard in 1955. This was followed by three years of postdoctoral specialization at Harvard Medical School in both neurology and chilƯ dren's developmental disorders. This preparation and additional expeƯ rience at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston led directly to his now-classic monograph on the neuropsychology of language, The Biological Foundations of Language, which was published in 1967. It is interesting to note that while each of the essays grows out of empirical evidence, all without exception attempt to attain a level of theoretical explanation and generalization which is frequently missing from experimental work per se. Here again Lenneberg's work was noƯ table for the vigor with which he sought out explanations and theories from neuropsychological data. In particular, hjs thesis that "language is the manifestation of species-specific cognitive propensities" was a hypothesis which he drew from necessarily indirect evidence
The Individual, communication, and society : essays in memory of Gregory Bateson( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycholinguistic research : implications and applications by Doris Aaronson( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, current work and issues in psycholinguistics are reviewed by 19 noted authorities in the fields of psychology, linguistics, education, psychiatry, and medicine. The seven sections of the book discuss past and present issues in psycholinguistics (including controversial issues and the theoretical and historical roots of psycholinguistic research), research orientations in language study, phonology, language and cognition, language development, the paralinguistic aspects of communication (interaction and conversational rhythms), and applications of psycholinguistics (naming and aphasia, psychotherapy, and educational psycholinguistics). Author and subject indexes are included. (Rl)
Encyclopedia of the history of psychological theories by R. W Rieber( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 487 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 Psychological foundations of criminal justice : historical perspectives on forensic psychology( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manufacturing social distress : psychopathy in everyday life by R. W Rieber( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 483 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
Freud on interpretation : the ancient magical Egyptian and Jewish traditions by R. W Rieber( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 469 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
Language development and aphasia in children : new essays, and a translation of "Kindersprache und Aphasie" by Emil Fröschels by R. W Rieber( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Development and Aphasia in Children: New Essays and a Translation of Kindersprache und Aphasie by Emil Fröschels deals with problems of theory, method, and therapy as well as the interpretation of language development and aphasia in children. A translation of Emil Fröschels' book Kindersprache und Aphasie into English (Child Language and Aphasia) is included. Comprised of 26 chapters, this book begins with a historical review that illustrates how the ideas of other influential figures laid the groundwork for Child Language and Aphasia (1918), including Géraud de Cordemoy and De
Body and mind : past, present, and future( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film, television and the psychology of the social dream by R. W Rieber( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the flickering images of the earliest silent films to today's billion-dollar blockbusters, films have captivated the public's eyes, hearts, and psyches. Reflecting - and often creating - the tenor of their times, they combine layers of symbolic and metaphorical images to make a stronger internal impact on their viewers than the still image or the printed word. The compelling pages of Film, Television and the Psychology of the Social Dream illuminate the profound emotional processes involved as films inform and transform our unconscious and conscious minds. Drawing on original and classic scholarship in its field, this provocative volume analyzes these interactions through a wide array of influential films, including pioneering German expressionist works, the Star Trek cycle, and The Godfather. Movies' transformative role in molding philosophies and ethics is shown as the larger meanings of public heroes, stars, fears, and desires evolve, and as salient genres embody more than simply a good story. But despite this century of evolution, the authors assert, one thing remains constant: the critical place of film in communicating individual dreams as well as the shared dreams of a society"--Back cover
The Psychology of war and peace : the image of the enemy by R. W Rieber( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a Baby Be an Enemy? Our world is in a deep, prolonged crisis. The threat of global nuclear war, the chronic condition of local wars, the imperilled environment, and mass star­ vation are among the major forms this crisis takes. The dangers of massive overkill, overexploitation of the environment, and overpopulation are well known, but surprisingly little has been said about their potential interac­ tions, their bearing upon each other. If there were to be a nuclear confronta­ tion between today's superpowers, it might not take place in today's world, but in a far less friendly habitat, such as the world may be some decades hence. And it need hardly be added that the era of this particular super­ power configuration may be waning rapidly, its place to be taken by other international arrangements not necessarily less threatening. To understand and cope with our situation we need correspondingly serious reflection. This volume forms a welcome part of that process. Un­ avoidably, a large part of our thinking about the issues of human survival must be oriented to physical and biological aspects of the total danger. But it has not escaped the authors of this book that, coupled with these aspects, there are profound psychological dangers, such as loss of the sense of futu­ rity, moral deterioration, and a fatalistic decline in the will to struggle to protect our home, the Earth
Asian contributions to psychology( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic psychology and psychiatry by Fred Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collected works of L.S. VygotskyThe bifurcation of the self : the history and theory of dissociation and its disordersAspects of the history of psychology in America : 1892-1992The Individual, communication, and society : essays in memory of Gregory BatesonEncyclopedia of the history of psychological theoriesManufacturing social distress : psychopathy in everyday lifeThe Psychology of war and peace : the image of the enemyAsian contributions to psychology
Alternative Names
Rieber, R. W.

Rieber, R. W. 1932-

Rieber, R. W. 1932-2015

Rieber, Robert W.

Rieber, Robert William

Rieber, Robert William 1932-

Rieber, Robert William 1932-2015

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