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Studies on the Psychology of Sex,  Volume 5

Studies on the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5

Havelock Ellis. | Psychology & Culture
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In November 1891, at the age of 32, and still a virgin, Ellis married the English writer and proponent of women's rights, Edith Lees. From the beginning, their marriage was unconventional, as Edith Lees was openly lesbian. At the end of the honeymoon, Ellis went back to his bachelor rooms in...

Studies in the psychology of sex, volume 4 (of 6)

Studies in the psychology of sex, volume 4 (of 6)

Havelock Ellis. | Psychology & Culture
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Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939), was a British physician and psychologist, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a...

Studies in the psychology of sex, volume 2

Studies in the psychology of sex, volume 2

Havelock Ellis. | Psychology & Culture
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Ellis's 'Sexual Inversion' was first published in Germany in 1896. Its English publication became embroiled with controversy, due to the choice of a fraudulent publisher, and its sale in a shop associated with political radicalism. The police took the bookseller George Bedborough to court, and the...

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1

Havelock Ellis. | Psychology & Culture
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The origin of these Studies dates from many years back. As a youth I was faced, as others are, by the problem of sex. Living partly in an Australian city where the ways of life were plainly seen, partly in the solitude of the bush, I was free both to contemplate and to meditate many things. A...

The nature of love

The nature of love

Harry Harlow | Psychology & Culture
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During the first half of the 20th century, many psychologists believed that showing affection towards children was merely a sentimental gesture that served no real purpose. Behaviorist John B. Watson once even went so far as to warn parents, "When you are tempted to pet your child, remember...

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Dale Carnegie | Psychology & Culture
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The classic work on how to speak to audiences effectively.

Mourning and Melancholia.

Mourning and Melancholia.

Sigmund Freud. | Psychology & Culture
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The manuscript of "Mourning and Melancholia" dates from 1915, but the paper was not published until two years later. In this short, rich article, Freud described the essence of melancholia by comparing it to the normal affect of mourning. He distanced himself from the psychiatric perspective he...

Freud and cocaine

Freud and cocaine

Marty Roth | Psychology & Culture
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"Desiring early fame and material success, Freud" "looked for a key in medicine and thought he had found it in" "cocaine. Freud championed the drug in glowing terms; he called" "it, Stanley Edgar Hyman writes, his ""magic carpet"" and “thrust it" "on all and sundry, including his sisters...

Civilization and its Discontents

Civilization and its Discontents

Sigmund Freud. | Psychology & Culture
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In this seminal book, Sigmund Freud enumerates what he sees as the fundamental tensions between civilization and the individual. The primary friction, he asserts, stems from the individual's quest for instinctual freedom and civilization's contrary demand for conformity and instinctual repression...

The future of illusion

The future of illusion

Sigmund Freud. | Psychology & Culture
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The Future of an Illusion is a 1927 book by Sigmund Freud. It describes his interpretation of religion's origins, development, psychoanalysis, and its future. Freud viewed religion as a false belief system.