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Masson, J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff) 1941-

Works: 260 works in 973 publications in 15 languages and 31,676 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Case studies  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction  Fables  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, wpr, Annotator
Classifications: QL785.27, 591.51
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When elephants weep : the emotional lives of animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers evidence of emotions throughout the animal kingdom and evaluates humans' treatment of animals--from hunting to eating them--in light of this discovery
The assault on truth : Freud's suppression of the seduction theory by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1896, Sigmund Freud presented his revolutionary "seduction theory," arguing that acts of sexual abuse and violence inflicted on children are the direct cause of adult mental illness. Nine years later, Freud completely reversed his position, insisting that these sexual memories were actually fantasies that never happened. Why did Freud retract the seduction theory? And why has the psychoanalytic community gone to such lengths to conceal that retraction? In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud's career and its enduring impact on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson's break with the psychoanalytic community-and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer
The nine emotional lives of cats : a journey into the feline heart by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author draws on observations of his own five cats to illuminate the ways in which cats reveal their emotions, and examines the evolution of the cat from solitary jungle predator to human companion
The face on your plate : the truth about food by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revelatory work brings together author Masson's intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution. Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. He raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: What effect does eating animals have on our land, waters, even global warming? What are the results of farming practices--such as debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers--on animals and humans? How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and our bodies? And uniquely, as a psychoanalyst, Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork--think pig, not bacon--and how each culture distinguishes which animals are food and which are forbidden.--From publisher description
The complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904 by Sigmund Freud( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 133 documents never before made public and 138 previously published only in part, this volume collects the complete correspondence of Freud to his closest friend during the period that saw the birth of psychoanalysis
The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world by Peter Wohlleben( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens? We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings but have you ever wondered what's going on in an animal's head? From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals opens up the animal kingdom like never before. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery; we meet bees that plan for the future, pigs who learn their own names and crows that go tobogganing for fun. And at last we find out why wasps exist.--front inner flap
The pig who sang to the moon : the emotional world of farm animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves history, literature, anecdotes, scientific studies, and personal experiences to explore the emotional pain of farm animals
The evolution of fatherhood : a celebration of animal and human families by J. Moussaieff Masson( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the wonder of his own experiences as a parent, former psychoanalyst and New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey Masson offers a remarkable look at one of the most fulfilling roles in the animal world: fatherhood. In The Evolution of Fatherhood, he examines the extraordinary behavior of outstanding fathers, heroes among animals, including: the male emperor penguin, who incubates the egg of his young through Antarctic blizzards; prairie dog dads, who teach their pups to play; the South American tamarin monkey, who coaches his mate through labor and delivery; and the wolf-and why wolves make good fathers, whereas their close relatives, dogs, don't. With captivating writing and impeccable research, Masson celebrates the unique and often surprising role that males play in the lives of their young.Masson also looks at nature's worst fathers: lions, langurs, bears-and humans. He shows that when a father cares for his young, as does the beaver, we immediately look for a biological, and not an emotional, explanation. But Masson demonstrates that for these animals fatherhood is a profound, all-encompassing experience. Compelling and inspirational, The Evolution of Fatherhood is a book that will forever change our perceptions of parenthood and family love
Beasts : what animals can teach us about the origins of good and evil by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed that animals can teach us much about our own emotions--love (dogs), contentment (cats), grief (elephants), among others. But animals have much to teach us about negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no better than a beast"), and claim the high ground for our species. We are least human, we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry. Nothing could be further from the truth. Animals, at least predators, kill to survive, but there is nothing in the annals of animal aggression remotely equivalent to the violence of mankind. Our burden is that humans, and in particular humans in our modern industrialized world, are the most violent animals to our own kind in existence, or possibly ever in existence on earth. We lack what all other animals have: a check on the aggression that would destroy the species rather than serve it. It is here, Masson says, that animals have something to teach us about our own history. In Beasts, he strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we fear, offering a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression"--
A Dark science : women, sexuality, and psychiatry in the nineteenth century by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here translated for the first time are a series of shocking texts from the 19th century German psychiatric literature, which, while almost completely unknown to modern readers, have had a devastating influence on attitudes toward women and children in the 20th century. The articles on the sexual lies and sexual fantasies of children were seminal, brutal, and still resonate in today's literature, having taken a terrible toll on the intellectual ideas of modern psychiatry. The articles document brutal treatment for masturbation, hysteria, and vaginismus, as well as incidences of the so-called fabricated sexual abuse of prematurely perverted children. Though by no means an easy read, Masson's collection of these nine articles exposes a point in the history of the practice of psychology that proves ignorance and negative attitudes towards women created a dark science that modern psychiatrists struggle to overcome
Dogs have the strangest friends : & other true stories of animal feelings by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of true stories demonstrating that animals have feelings, including "An Elephant Saves a Baby Rhino," "The Mother Cat Who Went Into the Fire to Save Her Kittens," and "The Sadness of a Peregrine Falcon."
The dog who couldn't stop loving : how dogs have captured our hearts for thousands of years by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has long been interested in the relationships between humans and animals, and he's always been aware that there was something very special in our bond with dogs. No other animals love us in quite the same way as dogs love us. And it is mutual. Is it possible that we developed our capacity for love, sympathy, empathy, and compassion because of our long association with dogs? Over the past 40,000 years a collective domestication has occurred that brings us to where we are today--humans have formed intense bonds with dogs, and the adoration is almost always reciprocal--a love affair unmatched in the animal world.--From publisher description
Vegetarians and vegans in America today by Karen Iacobbo( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the vegetarian subculture and its relation to other movements, and to the dominant culture in America
Against therapy : emotional tyranny and the myth of psychological healing by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking and highly controversial book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson attacks the very foundations of modern psychotherapy from Freud to Jung, from Fritz Perls to Carl Rodgers. With passion and clarity, Against Therapy addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapist's own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily corrupt. With a foreword by the eminent British psychologist Dorothy Rowe, this cogent and convincing book has shattering implications
The cat who came in from the cold : a fable by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient India, a cat named Billie makes his way through the countryside, enjoying his freedom, but when the holiday season approaches, Billie finds himself alone until he is drawn into the lives of a happy and contented family
The emperor's embrace : reflections on animal families and fatherhood by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces extraordinary fathers such as the emperor penguin, the wolf, the beaver, the sea horse, and the marmoset. Also examines nature's worst fathers: lions, langurs, bears and humans
Altruistic armadillos, zenlike zebras : a menagerie of 100 favorite animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wondrous, remarkable, and outlandish activities of animals have long captured our curiosity, and no one has better explored or illuminated our fascination than Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, bestselling author of the groundbreaking Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep. Masson's genuine passion for our two- and four-legged, invertebrate, flippered, and finned friends has turned into his life's calling and earned him a reputation as one of our most provocative authorities on animal behavior. Now Masson shares his vast knowledge in this comprehensive and charming volume featuring one hundred of his favorite animals. Drawing upon this affable expert's own experience and extensive research, Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras offers fascinating facts, colorful anecdotes, and surprising tidbits on familiar creatures (bottlenose dolphins, hummingbirds, kangaroos) as well as lesser-known yet equally entrancing critters (bonobos, kakapos, wombats). This guide includes gorgeous photographs and links to educational websites. - Jacket flap
Lost prince : the unsolved mystery of Kaspar Hauser by Anselm Feuerbach( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasper Hauser turned up in Nuremberg in 1828 when he was sixteen, after being kept in a dungeon most of his life. Hauser, barely able to talk or walk, was taken in by Feuerbach. Masson looks at who Hauser was and what his case tells us about abused children
Lost companions : reflections on the death of pets by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love. Over 84 million Americans-almost 3/4 of the US population-own a pet, and our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and center. Lost Companions fills a specific, important demand, a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends. Lost Companions is full of moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them"--
The intimate ape : orangutans and the secret life of a vanishing species by Shawn Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author brings together a global assemblage of primatologists, conservationists, and volunteers to reveal the intricate life of these majestic orangutans
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When elephants weep : the emotional lives of animals
The assault on truth : Freud's suppression of the seduction theoryThe nine emotional lives of cats : a journey into the feline heartThe face on your plate : the truth about foodThe complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904The pig who sang to the moon : the emotional world of farm animalsThe evolution of fatherhood : a celebration of animal and human familiesDogs have the strangest friends : & other true stories of animal feelingsThe dog who couldn't stop loving : how dogs have captured our hearts for thousands of years
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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson psicoanalista statunitense

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