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Bettelheim, Bruno

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The uses of enchantment : the meaning and importance of fairy tales by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

177 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how fairy tales are used to educate, support, and liberate the emotions of children; how the tales reveal the child, subconsciously to himself
The children of the dream by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of communal child rearing in the Israeli kibbutz
On learning to read : the child's fascination with meaning by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

53 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ways that reading stretches human imagination, emotion, and knowledge, criticizes the educational establishment for its role in fostering reading difficulties, and suggests ways to increase literacy and interest in reading
Surviving, and other essays by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

71 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes sections on Adolf Eichmann and Totalitarianism
Love is not enough; the treatment of emotionally disturbed children by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

83 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on the ''day-to-day''life at the University of Chicago's Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Freud and man's soul by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world-renowned psychoanalyst and child psychologist here gives us an unprecedented reading of Freud and an exhilarating vision of the true uses of psychoanalysis. He demonstrates that the English translations of Freud's writings only distort some of the central concepts of psychoanalysis but actually make it impossible for the reader to recognize that Freud's ultimate concern was man's soul, the basic element of our common humanity--what it is, how it manifests itself in everything we do and dream. And he shows that these translations, masking much of the essential humanism of Freud's work, have led to a tragic misunderstanding and widespread misuse of psychoanalysis, particularly in America. Reminding us that Freud analyzed his own dreams, his own slips of the tongue, and the reasons he himself made mistakes, Dr. Bettelheim makes clear that Freud created psychoanalysis not so much as a method of analyzing the behavior of other people but as a way for each of us to gain access to (and, where possible, control of) his own unconscious--a goal impeded by English translations in which Freud becomes impersonal, esoteric, abstract, 'scientific,' translations that discourage the reader from embarking on his own voyage of self-discovery and that make it easy for him to distance himself from what Freud sought to teach about the inner life of man and of the reader himself. Startling examples are given of mistranslations. Dr. Bettelheim (who is, as Freud was, a German-speaking Viennese) reveals how in the English versions nearly all of Freud's references to the soul have been corrupted (for example, Seelentätigkeit--'activity of the soul'--is translated as 'mental activity'). He demonstrates that Freud's English translators, because of their determination to perceive psychoanalysis as a medical science, have consistently resorted to the technical Greco-Latinisms of the medical profession--with such terms as 'parapraxis,' 'cathexis' and 'scopophilia'--in rendering German words that Freud chose specifically for their humanistic resonance, for their power to evoke in his German readers not only an intellectual but also an emotional response. And Dr. Bettelheim makes us realize how these mistranslations--perhaps most notable among them the rendering into 'English' of the homely German words ich and es with the distant Latin ego and id--have had a profound effect on both the practice and the history of psychoanalysis. This eloquent, passionately argued, deeply illuminating book is urgent reading for everyone interested in psychoanalysis and for all who seek a humanistic approach to psychology--so central to Freud and so unrecognizable in the English translations of his writings. It is certain to take its place among the classic works of Bruno Bettelheim."--Dust jacket
The empty fortress : infantile autism and the birth of the self by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on three case histories, the author attempts to reveal the problems and struggles of the autistic child
A Home for the Heart by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

73 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes work at the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School of the University of Chicago
A good enough parent : a book on child-rearing by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book suggests how parents can develop their own insights into childrearing, how to comprehend the behavior of children, and how to cope with situations in ways most beneficial to the child's well-being
The informed heart : autonomy in a mass age by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

83 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor of educational psychology at University of Chicago ponders the individual's modern philosophical problem of achieving self realization, preserving freedom, and adapting society to both
Truants from life; the rehabilitation of emotionally disturbed children by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

45 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud's Vienna and other essays by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen essays provide a testimony to the abiding and wide-ranging concerns during Bettelheim's lifetime
Dialogues with mothers by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and German and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical advice to parents on problems in dealing with normal children, including actual discussions reproduced verbatim, by a psychoanalyst and educator
Symbolic wounds; puberty rites and the envious male by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettelheim presents an account of his examination of initiation rites in present-day pre-literate societies and suggests that circumcision and related rituals may be the expression of male fascination with, and jealousy of, female sex apparatus and function. Broadly evaluating prevailing notions regarding puberty rites, Bettelheim describes ceremonies among different tribes--such as ritual subincision among the Arunta, transvestism among the African Changa, and many other customs--and also relates many myths that accompany the rituals
The art of the obvious by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of the Obvious is both a compelling teaching tool and a riveting insider's view for laymen of how psychotherapists learn their craft. The book grew out of a weekly seminar for beginning psychotherapists that was started in 1977 by Bruno Bettelheim, the renowned psychologist, and Alvin Rosenfeld, then director of child psychiatry training at Stanford University. Over the next six years, established practitioners also were drawn to the seminars to discuss difficult
Frederick's fables : a Leo Lionni treasury of favorite stories by Leo Lionni( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen of Lionni's previously published books, presented in the same format
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and French and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration
Psychanalyse des contes de fées by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

91 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réédition d'un ouvrage paru en 1976. L'éminent psychiatre pour enfants s'est penché sur ce monde enchanteur du merveilleux et du fantastique pour démontrer et démonter l'aspect hautement pédagogique de ce vaste réservoir mythique universel et même cosmique. Ses conclusions vont contre les tenants du traumatisme inconscient innervé par ces textes. Faisant l'éloge de l'utilité de l'imagination et de celle de l'enchantement qui constituent les deux grandes sections du livre, il soumet à la psychanalyse seize exemples de façon connexe à la mentalité tant des jeunes enfants que des adolescents. Notes abondantes, bibliographie et double index des noms et des contes, fables et mythes cités
Dynamics of prejudice : a psychological and sociological study of veterans by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambio social y prejuicio by Bruno Bettelheim( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The empty fortress : infantile autism and the birth of the self
Alternative Names
Bettelheim Bruno

Bettelheim, Bruno 1903-1990

Bruno Bettelheim Amerikaans schrijver

Bruno Bettelheim amerykański psychoanalityk

Bruno Bettelheim child psychologist and writer

Bruno Bettelheim osztrák származású amerikai gyermekpszichológus és író

Bruno Bettelheim pédagogue et psychanalyste

Bruno Bettelheim psicoanalista austriaco

Bruno Bettelheim US-amerikanischer Psychoanalytiker und Kinderpsychologe

Беттельхейм, Бруно 1903-1990

Бруно Бетелхайм

Бруно Беттельгейм

Բրունո Բետլհեյմ

בטלהיים, ברונו 1903-1990

בטלהים, ברונו 1903-1990

ברונו בטלהיים

برونوو بتلهایم

برونۆ بەتتەلهەم

베텔하임, 브루노


ブルーノ・ベテルハイム 1903-1990

ベッテルハイム, B

ベッテルハイム, ブルーノ

ベテルハイム, ブルーノー

English (691)

French (163)

German (94)

Spanish (81)

Italian (19)

Japanese (7)

Polish (4)

Swedish (1)

The children of the dreamLove is not enough; the treatment of emotionally disturbed childrenFreud and man's soulThe empty fortress : infantile autism and the birth of the selfA good enough parent : a book on child-rearingThe informed heart : autonomy in a mass ageTruants from life; the rehabilitation of emotionally disturbed childrenFreud's Vienna and other essaysCambio social y prejuicio