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Hoffman, Edward 1951-

Works: 83 works in 306 publications in 6 languages and 8,882 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  History  Documentary films  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF109.M33, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward Hoffman
The right to be human : a biography of Abraham Maslow by Edward Hoffman( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American born psychologist who is known as one of the founders of humanistic psychology
Psychological testing at work : how to use, interpret, and get the most out of the newest tests in personality, learning styles, aptitudes, interests, and more! by Edward Hoffman( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From employee screening to executive training, psychological testing has become a major force in todays marketplace. The ability to accurately assess job candidates traits, interests, skills, and talents is crucial - and anyone who remains uninformed about this growing trend will be at a competitive disadvantage. In this book, managers or executives charged with administering these assessment tests - or taking the tests themselves - now have an in-depth, up-to-the-minute primer on this blossoming field. Psychology expert Edward Hoffman shows how any business can join a growing list of industries ranging from banking and transportation to insurance and health care that benefit from psychological testing
The drive for self : Alfred Adler and the founding of individual psychology by Edward Hoffman( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the founding father of Individual Psychology, ranked alongside Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as one of the world's most inspired social thinkers, Alfred Adler fashioned a new understanding of personality that took the search for self out of the shadows of Freudian gloom and placed it firmly in the hands of the individual. Here at last is the first major biography of a man who has had a profound influence not only on modern and popular psychology but on the very way we think about ourselves. From Adler's early life in fin de siecle Vienna, to his break with psychoanalysis and later life in America, The Drive for Self offers a compelling portrait of both the man and his times. An early intimate of Freud and his inner circle, Adler was one of the original four participants in the Wednesday Psychological Society that became the nucleus for worldwide psychoanalysis. Impressed with Adler's brilliance, Freud referred many patients to him, including his own brother-in-law and by 1910 Adler was appointed president of their psychoanalytic group and editor of their professional journal. Yet slowly and steadily, the relationship between the two brilliant men deteriorated into bitter and lifelong enmity, as Adler refused to toe the psychoanalytic line. When Adler directly challenged basic psychoanalytic dogma about unconscious motivation and childhood sexuality, an outraged Freud removed him from his presidential and editorial posts. Hoffman throws new light on Freud by examining in depth the intense and often venomous relationship that existed between the two men - revealing both Freud's misuse of power and Adler's courage in defying both Freud and his powerful circle to begin his own school of thought. Individual Psychology ultimately reflects the life of its founder. Optimistic at its core, it focuses on the uniqueness of each person, describing us as primarily social, not biological beings. Far from being driven by forces we cannot see or control, we actively direct and create our own growth, our own future. Such is the way Adler lived: From his middle-class Jewish boyhood as a small sickly child in Vienna and an early encounter with death, to his pledge to become a healer and eventual achievement of international recognition, Adler overcame feelings of inferiority and strove for a sense of accomplishment, or what he called superiority. Here in Adler's life is the basis for so many of his theories and terms, including such popular phrases as the inferiority complex, over-compensation, and life-style, that now permeate modern psychology, education, psychotherapy, consulting, and social work, as well as our very perceptions of our own lives. With a cast of characters that includes Trotsky and Nijinsky, and set in a time of great social upheaval and change in both Europe and America, The Drive for Self is a fascinating read. Pulling from hitherto unpublished archival materials as well as extensive interviews with Adler's two surviving children, Dr. Hoffman has given us an intense and compelling portrait of a man whose impassioned life's work has proven beneficial to the world
Ace the corporate personality test by Edward Hoffman( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of splendor : Jewish mysticism and modern psychology by Edward Hoffman( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who dreamed of tomorrow : a conceptual biography of Wilhelm Reich by W. E Mann( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future visions : the unpublished papers of Abraham Maslow by Abraham H Maslow( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the founders of humanistic psychology, Abraham Maslow spent a lifetime developing theories that shaped not only psychology but counseling, education, social work, theology, marketing, and management as well. Indicative of his influence, Maslow's ideas on human behavior and motivation have become a part of public consciousness. At the time of his death 25 years ago, he left a vast collection of articles, essays, and letters intended for publication. Now, noted Maslow biographer Edward Hoffman has compiled the most compelling of these writings into one volume. In an array of letters, working papers, lectures, and journal entries. Maslow shares his thoughts on topics that range from self-actualization and well-being to American politics and organizational management. Hoffman provides helpful introductions to Maslow's life and work, as well as to each writing, and a handy glossary of terms used by Maslow
Path of the Kabbalah by David Sheinkin( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite all odds : the story of Lubavitch by Edward Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life in Jewish renewal : a memoir by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful memoir chronicling the life of one of America's most celebrated rabbis-from his youth in the shadows of the Nazis through the tumultuous 1960's in America to his position as a renowned religious leader today. Reflecting Reb Zalman's warm, endearing personality, this book brings together his dynamic life story for the first time
Sparks of light : counseling in the Hasidic tradition by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive psychology : the science of happiness and flourishing by William C Compton( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Topically organized, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing presents a highly engaging, up-to-date introduction to positive psychology. Authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman invite students to apply practices to their own lives, contexts, and experiences to ensure understanding. The text examines how positive psychology applies to stressors and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Furthermore, the text offers perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of positive psychology. The Third Edition reflects significant growth in field with hundreds of new references and expanded content on topics including mindfulness, money and subjective well-being, and romantic love. "--Back cover
Maslow's hierarchy of needs by Abraham H Maslow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores how Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory relates to such disciplines as business, nursing, and psychology. The program examines needs relating to physiology, security and safety, belonging and love, esteem, and self-actualization
The wisdom of Maimonides : the life and writings of the Jewish sage by Moses Maimonides( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is an accessible introduction to the life and wisdom of the famous twelfth-century philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides, whose prolific writings on medical and religious issues, commentaries on Jewish texts, and writings on Jewish ethics and law profoundly influenced Judaism." "The Wisdom of Maimonides includes a biography; a section of selected teachings drawn from Maimonides' major works The Guide for the Perplexed and the Mishneh Torah, as well as his other writings; and tales about Maimonides' colorful life as a court physician and rabbinic leader."--BOOK JACKET
Paths to happiness : 50 ways to add joy to your life every day by Edward Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's human nature to want to be happy. But if you think that becoming more joyful requires you to overhaul your outlook, think again! This book will guide you trough fifty fun, stimulating, mind-opening ways to help yourself achieve greater joy and feel more fulfilled
The Hebrew alphabet : a mystical journey by Edward Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judaism has always regarded Hebrew as a sacred language, the medium of divine communication. And its letters are no ordinary forms. The very word for letter, ot, means sign or wonder ... reveals the spirituality and power of all 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, from aleph, which signifies creative energy, to tav, symbolizing wholeness and joy. Each concise, historical, and poetic letter profile, written by Judaica scholar Edward Hoffman, is accompanied by a lustrous illustration wrought in hues of olive, blue, and silver ... this insightful meditation delves into the rich mystical heritage of the letters, offering a modern link to ancient times, when contemplating the Hebrew alphabet could enlighten the inmost soul."--Publisher's description
Opening the inner gates : new paths in Kabbalah and psychology( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kabbalah is Judaism's intriguing mystical tradition, thousands of years old. Though Jewish mysticism fell into obscurity for much of the industrial age, since the 1960s it has begun flowering once again throughout the world. In recent years, a growing number of people - both Jews and non-Jews - are finding the Kabbalah to be a fascinating treasure house of wisdom about the human mind. Men and women are discovering and applying Jewish mystical insights in daily life, and professionals in such fields as psychology, psychotherapy, and medicine are actively using Kabbalah in their work." "Opening the Inner Gates is an up-to-date anthology concerning these new explorations. In sixteen chapters, thirteen contributors present both theoretical considerations and applied methods of Kabbalah in such areas as healing, the mind-body relationship, dreamwork, intuition and creativity, storytelling, women's spirituality, parenting, working with the elderly, and "repairing the world" (tikkun olam)."--BOOK JACKET
Putting the giants to sleep : stories and exercises for awakening self-worth by David Sheinkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us focus exclusively on our physical and metal bodies. These crafty giants with their
The kabbalah reader : a sourcebook of visionary Judaism by Edward Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This comprehensive and accessible entree into the world of Kabbalah covers 1,600 years of Jewish mystical thought and features a variety of thinkers-from the renowned to the obscure-unavailable in any other volume. It's a fresh take on an ancient tradition compiled by Edward Hoffman, a psychologist and respected scholar of Judaism, who reveals how this supposedly esoteric material is relevant to a host of contemporary concerns, such as ethics, emotional health, intuition and creativity, meditation, social relations and leadership, and higher states of consciousness
The heavenly ladder : a Jewish guide to inner growth by Edward Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Psychological testing at work : how to use, interpret, and get the most out of the newest tests in personality, learning styles, aptitudes, interests, and more!
Psychological testing at work : how to use, interpret, and get the most out of the newest tests in personality, learning styles, aptitudes, interests, and more!Ace the corporate personality testThe way of splendor : Jewish mysticism and modern psychologyFuture visions : the unpublished papers of Abraham MaslowPath of the KabbalahThe wisdom of Maimonides : the life and writings of the Jewish sageThe Hebrew alphabet : a mystical journeyOpening the inner gates : new paths in Kabbalah and psychology
Alternative Names
호프만, 에드워드 1951-

ホフマン, エドワード