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20B. PERSONALITY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

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05872. Styles of Counseling. A description of several schools of therapy: psychoanalytic, existential-humanistic, client centered, gestalt, tralisactional analysis, behaviorist and rational emotive therapy. 11p. 5b.   $77
 
05866. Dream Therapy. Freud's, Adler's and Jung's dream theories are compared, and the merits of each are assessed. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
05859. Crisis Intervention as a Method of Social Intervention. The origin of crisis intervention is shown to lie in Freudian analysis but its methods are very different. An example of crisis intervention at work in a situation of marital disintegration is offered. 10 pages, 4 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
05856. Psychology and Terrorism. A discussion of several journal articles (1975-79) dealing with the personalities of terrorists. Concludes that terrorist behavior must be divided into "idiosyncratic" and "social" types. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
05834. The Relationship Between Anxiety and Color Choice in the Creation of Mandalas. A Proposal to test the thesis that anxiety states will cause people to produce mandalas of varying colors. 17p. 8b.   $119
 
05810. The Psychology of Carl Jung. The theories of the Swiss psychologist are explained in simplified terms oriented to the young reader. The concepts of individuation, archetypes, the collective and personal unconscious, and the meaning of symbolism in dreams and are all explored. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
05806. Group Therapy With Delinquents and Pre-Delinquents. Attempts to resocialize delinquents through contact with peers and authority figures in groups are documented together with screening procedures for placement in such groups. The benefits of the therapy sessions are listed. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
05790. The Inefficiency of Freudian Analysis and Techniques in the Treatment of Juvenile Delinquents. The obsolesence of some Freudian techniques in the understanding and control of juvenile delinquency - mainly because his work has been superceded by that of others such as Kvaraceaus, Cloward and Grambard. 10p. 7b.   $70
 
05761. Research Design: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Color Choice in the Creation of Mandalas. Relationship of color and mood in the creation of mandalas. The methodology of the study and its literature are outlined. The hypothesis is that anxiety states will cause people to produce mandalas of different colors. 17 pages, 18 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
05480. The Psychodynahics of Family Life. Review of Ackerman's book and his approach to the problem of mental illness and the family's place in his scheme. He proposes the creation of a corps of mobile therapists to foster familial stability among the disadvantaged. 9p.   $63
 
05479. Marriage Encounter. The unique nature of the marriage encounter, being one on one encounter as opposed to group encounter, is discussed. The focus of encounter is assumed to be honest revelation of two spirits, not a therapy session for two persons. The Christian concept of marriage and thus the Christian assumption involved in encounter are discussed. A negative appraisal of the validity of these assumptions is offered. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
05476. The Dual Economy. A review of the book by Robert Averitt which argues that the American economy is characterized by a division into `center' and `periphery' firms - with the former becoming increasingly dominant. The book argues that `big is good', and that enlightened private and governmen( policies can overcome the problems of instability, unemployment and inflation. This thesis is criticized from a left-wing point of view. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
 
05474. A Discussion of T. Rubin"S the Angry Book and Adelaide Bry's How to Get Angry Without Feeling Guilty. A comparison of pop psychology's views on how to be angry and still be nice. Bry breaks angry people down into cute little typological types. A good discussion of `how to' 12 pages, 13 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
05472. The Secret of the Golden Flower. Jung's description of the process of individuation as an analytic tension of polarity is related to its Chinese origins. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
05470. Fear of Snakes. The treatment of a hypothetical case of acute fear of snakes is documented. Reinforcement is examined as a method and shown to be successful. 10p. 7b.   $70
 
05468. Psychiatry and the Crossroads. A review of some of the recent crises in psychiatry given the lack of consensus on definition of mental well being. 6p   $42
 
05467. The Relation Between Anxiety and Color Choice in the Creation of Mandala. A model is established to determine the level of anxiety in a given subject and ascertain if it has any bearing on the kind of mandala he creates. There is a review of the chosen methodology and the literature on the subjecvt. 10p. 8b.   $70
 
05466. Alfred Adler. A discussion of the views of the founder of "Individual Psychology" on Psychological theory and clinical practices. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
05465. Albert Ellis. An objective description and discussion of the theory of "Rational-Emotive Therapy," its clinical applications, and a consideration of those who might be helped by it. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
05463. Theory of Instincts in Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism. A clear, long review of the theories of instincts. The change from physiological interpretations to introspective psychological interpretations to behaviorism is followed. The instinctual dichotomy is discussed. Freud, Jung, Adler, Watson and Skinner are cited, covering social psychological theory, gestalt theory and behaviorism. 10 pages, 21 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 3 secondary sources.   $70
 
05281. Ego and Archetype by Edward F. Edinger. The ego and its stages of development are considered in this review of Edinger's study of the psychic field. The radical approach to consciousness theory is seen as based on positive and negative energies; egotism and individuation are seen as the makeup of our way of life, and archetypes of the ego-self axis are studied. 15 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
05079. Creativity and the Individual. An empiricist' view of the creative process, contrasting Freud and Jung for their treatment of the artistic and imaginative faculties. Recent developments in the work of NacKinnin and rgw MMPI are also reviewed briefly. 10 pages, 0 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
04977. Mental Health Services in Santa Clara County. An evaluation of the community mental health programs and services available in this California county. The evolution of community mental health legislation in California and the core services available at the local level in Santa Clara county are examined in detail and special services of the local programs are assessed. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
04846. Social Learning Theory and Attribution Theory. Two theories of the cognitive processes of behavior are compared in this paper, examining how two different theories would explain a particular behavior. The models of learning in each are compared and the place of reinforcement theory in learning is examined. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
04796. Behavioral Psychotherapy by Bandura. The theories of social-learning techniques, as opposed to traditional insight therapy, are commented on in this review of Bandura's book. The roots of the behaviorist theory are found in the work of Louvaas, Wolpe, Paul and other psychologists, and the applications of social-learning theory are examined. 9p., 0 f., 0b.   $63
 
04600. Motivation and Frustration. Basic overview of the important role of motivation and frustration in overall self-image; reports on some studies of motivation and anxiety, lists the ways (aggression, apathy, regression, projection, etc.) that frustration is expressed in neurosis. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
04167. Some Aspects of the Therapist's Behavior Conducive to Good Therapist-Patient Relationship and a Positive Therapy Outcome. An excellent study. Discusses the therapist as a therapuetic variable, identiies four positive characteristics of a good therapist; empathy, non-judgment, warmth, congruence (ability to understand one's own feelings and be honest.) Each of these characteristics is fully discussed with complete support from the relevant literature, emphasizing how these traits interact with patient expectations to produce successful therapy; good conclusion discussing the problems of applying these traits in different varieties of therapy. Advanced graduate level. 59 pages, 0 footnotes, 95 bibliographic sources. (notes in text.)   $133
 
04135. The Self-Actualizing Person in Humanist Psychology. Good attempt to come to grips with what Maslow's concept of self-actualization means in real life, finding it a good ideal but not always helpful in performing complex tasks. 4 pages, 4 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
04064. Guide Dogs for the Blind. A stirring tribute to one of man's best friend's brightest moment is contained in this study that details the history, breeding, training, use, etc. of guide dogs. 11 pages, 5 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
03915. Mental Illness Social Welfare Policy and Services. Very sophisticated and well-argued study of socio-political attitudes towards mental illness, from the point of view of the professional social worker. Part I contains an excellent discussion of the fact that mental illness is socially defined, but this does not make it an imaginary or facist concept. Part II is an historical study of social, professional and political attitudes preventing community support for mental health work; Part III is a good common-sense discussion of the need for an organized campaign by mental health professionals for more public support & greater public mental health services. 21 pages, 21 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
03913. Erikson's Childhood and Society. Cerver, well-written, book review which makes no pretense at objectivity in ruthlessly criticizing Erikson for sloppy genrralizations from isolated examples. 7 pages, 6 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
03338. Freud and Maslow: Psychoanalytic Theories Compared. Good concise sumnary and discussion of the systems of these two thinkers, with Maslow being treated as the successor to Jung in "motivational" or non-Freudian psych. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
03336. The Relationship Between Suicide and Aggression. Interesting postulation of psychological studies of the characteristics of the suicidal individual, investigating the hypothesis of Freud that suicide is a result of unexpressable aggression turned inward. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
03011. The Psychological Theory of Abraham Maslow. Good summary and review of Maslow's work, focusing on his relation to Freud, Neitzsche, Weber, and the problem of an alienating society; what he meant by self-actualization; transcendence and "peak experience." 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources. (notes in text.)   $42
 
02432. The Mechanism of Fear in Everyday Life. Very good, smoothly writtrn discussion of how generalized fears become vital parts of our psychological life; fear in relation to: inferiority, projection, perception, self-image, communication, and more. 17 pages, 18 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
02425. Esalen Institute. Basic overview of this pioneer location of "open" and "non-traditional" therapy, concentrating on their healthy environment and concern for feelings; should be updated for accuracy as Esalen's management has changed. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
02122. Bibliotherapy. Interesting discussion of how books have been and might be used in therapy and educational work. 12 pages, 9 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
01757. "Beyond Freedom and Dignity to a Greater Freedom" by B. F. Skinner. This paper provides a very good sympathetic book review of Beyond Freedom and Dignity by author B. F. Skinner. How our present freedom is an illusion, and how Skinner just wants us to be aware of this. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibiographic source.   $28
 
01372. Beyond Reductionism. The arguments delivered at the Alpbach Symposium in 1968 against the determinist and mechanist view of the world are reviewed. The criticsm of reductionism as the only scientific method is directed at the corporate state and the theories of behaviorism, especially those of Skinner. 12 pages, 0 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
01273. A Theoretical Analysis of a Personal Situation. Good analysis of a personal problem of the writer's, in terms of Freud's and Horney's theories; finds both can offer help. Writer was a man in love with a woman who had another boyfriend, and did not respond to writer's neurotic attachment; he felt much better when she got married and told him to go away. 10 pages, 17 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
01116. Existential Psychotherapy. The modern concept of philosophy of treatment based on the existential view of man is explored. Some of the contributions of May, Rogers, Maslow and others to this new psychotherapy are revealed, and a theory of a relationship between the therapists traits and patient improvement is developed. 13 pages, 30 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
01103. Theories of Motivation. Good basic overview of the major ideas on what motivates humans to keep going. Includes Freud and the sexual drives; John Dewey, Allport, and Piaget as representatives of a more "luralistic" view of motivations; comparison of Freud and Piaget. 6p., 15b, footnotes imbedded in paper.   $42
 
01059. Jung, Horney, Adler and Rogers: The Female Personality. A "woman's consciousness-oriented" study of what these four psych. theorists had to say about women, focusing on their inferior position in society and the need to develop a healthy self-image. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
01018. The Psychology of the Unconscious: Jung and Freud. Overview of the unconscious, giving more attention to Jung's categories of the contents of the collective unconscious than to any other topic; also compares the theories of B. F. Skinner, McDougall. 16 pages, 13 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
00964. The Development of Clinical Psychology.- Examination of why the field of clinical psychology emerged when and where it did,. relying on elementary existentialist arguments about the increasing complexity and absurdity of life; also compares major schools of therapy (Freudian, existential, behavioral, R. D. Laing.) 12 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
00919. Jung as Icon. A superior paper, glowing with sensitivity and originality, (though more subjective than objective.) A discussion of Jung's autobiography Memories, Dreams and Reflections, focusing on the bases of Jung's work in Jung's personal psychological characteristics, Jung is praised for being a reality. oriented and accepting-of-personal-feelings theorist, yet criticized for "pale and contrived" spirituality, and for making reality a touchstone precisely because he could not relate to other people's feelings in real life (esp. with his father and Freud.) Well-written, thought-provoking. 20 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $133
 
00663. Problems of Involuntary Commitment. Very good discussion of involuntary commitment to mental hospitals, and the fact that once the process has started, everything converges to reinforce the presumption of insanity, whether it's justified or not. 14 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
00659. The Divided Self by R. D. Laing. Sympathetic review of this first book to be written by the original (and still the greatest) radical psychiatrist. Laing places the blame for neurosis squarely on society, for enforcing false images and dehumanizing us all. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
00581. Loerringer and Erikson on Stages of Development. A basic comparison of two schemes of ego development; Erikson's systrm of eight stages wins the laurels for its concern for the relation of individuals with institutions, and for the development of identity. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
00430. The Thematic Apperception Test. Very good study of the thematic apperception test, which seeks insight by having the subjret complete a story in his own words. Theoretical foundations, effects of differing conditions on results, methods of scoring, practical and research apDlications, validity; overwhelming bibliography. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 75 bibliographic sources. (Notes in text.)   $112
 
00371. Fear and Anxiety. Very good study of the differences between fear and anxiety in the workings of the human mind: fear is more or less rational and functional, but anxiety is irrational, neurotic and eventually crippling, also includes description of some of the favorite anxiety/defense strategies. 18 pages, 0 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
00240. Existential Approaches to Psychotherapy. A well-structured essay on the tenets of existential psychotherapy, from its origins in the phenomenology of Ednund Husserl to the contemporary approaches of Carl Rogers, Snygg and Rollo May in particular. The difficulty in establishing objective systems and a scientifically vaild method in the field is examined. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
00236. Erikson & the Problem of Identity. Good review and discussion of Erik Erikson's scheme of the development of personal identity through eight basic stages; begins with the development of identity theory out of Freud, ends with comments on identity as interaction between individual and society. 21 pages, 23 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
00101. Major Personality Theories. Good but brief overview of some of the most important explanations of human personality: Freud, Jung, Adler, Lewin, Murphy, Allport, Rogers, Fromm, Horney, Sullivan and a few others are discussed. Notes that each particular theory seems reasonable, but their disagreements show that a real personality theory is still very far away. 10 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
00084. Skinner and Behaviorism. A brief look at B. F. Skinner's ideas on reinforcement and the learning of behavior, emphasizing the role of motivation in education. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
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53903. Freedom and Explanation in Personality Theory. Very good discussion of the problem of freedom and determinism in psychological theory. Includes gcneral discussion of the problem, problem of freedom in explaining mental illness with Rogerian therapy as example, carefully balanced conclusion. stressing the limited nature of psychological explanation and need for more research. Well-written. 12 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. (notes in text.)   $84
 
53776. Jung's Psychology and Its Educational Implications. Good but brief overview of Jung's major ideas on what makes man tick. Comments on how these should be guide for fuller development of human potentials. 4 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
53663. Geriatric Group Therapy. Interesting overview of the special problems of conducting a therapy -group for old women, done in the style of a hypothetical group and the problems faced there. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
53616. On the Relationships Between Ego, Identity, Image and Self-Image. A clever and sophisticated essay on the historical development of these concepts in philosophy and psychology; reveals a deep knowledge of philosophy and especially existential problems. 6p., 6f., 0f.   $42
 
53490. Fight Therapy in Marriage Counseling. The idea of the open expression of anger and psychological battle as therapeutic tools in a marriage is considered. Problems of trivial quarrels, money and child-raising conflicts are attacked, and therapy training methods are reviewed. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
53407. Psychiatric Nursing. An overview of this branch of the nursing field, concentrating on the development of typical educational programs and requirements for psychiatric nurses. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
53363. A Jungian Interpretation of "The Stone Monkey." This paper retells the Bhuddist "fairy tale" of the "Stone Monkey," and analyzes it from a Jungian perspective to show that too much pride blocks self-development. 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
53297. Evaluation of a Statistical Study Relating Body Image and Esp Scores. Good critical review and analysis of an experiment that tried to relate "responsiveness and openness" to greater ESP abilities. Reviewer points out the numerous weak spots in their methods and assumptions, shows a good command of statistical analysis. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
53274. An Inquiry Into the Origins of Schizophrenia. Very good summary and discussion of how schizophrenia has been explained, starting before Freud and continuing to the present, personality factors and explanations, explanations stressing heredity, biochemical theories. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
53148. A Critical Evaluation of Albert Ellis' Rational-Emotive Therapy. Very good summary and discussion of Albert Ellis' concept of therapy, which is based on the idea that each of us has inaccurate perceptions of our world which must be confronted verbally by the therapist if they are to be rooted out. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
52997. Homosexuality. The problems and struggles of homosexuals in modern society are considered, and the historical background to the anti-homosexual tradition of Christianity are placed against the current legal and social situations of the gay communities in America and elsewhere. 6p.. 14f., 15b.   $42
 
52684. Transitional Counseling and Its Implications for Future Counselors. Very good study, based very largely on personal interviews in S.F. Bay area, which treats the decline of school enrollment and the opportunities for counselors in non-school fields such as senior citizens, drug, gay and debt counseling. 14 pages, 30 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
52579. An Analysis of the Case of Buddy A. Good analysis of a psychological case history, a young man who indulged in self-aggrandizement to stave off anxiety. Applies both Jungian and Freudian concepts to the problem of the religious feelings Buddy has adoped. 15 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
52557. The Performance of Mental Health Facilities. Good brief presentation of the evidence that psychotherapy has few if any lasting, measureable bene fits to the patients. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
52532. Counselling the Dying Individual. Good basic examination of the major considerations involved in counselling the dying person; includes good review of literature and studiea in this area, and an interesting discussion of the use of LSD by terminal patients. Several new books on this have come out, so could easily be updated. 10 pages, 6 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
52053. A Jungian Analysis of the Case of "Buddy." Good example of how Jungian analysis would be applied in the case of a severely disturbed young man, focusing on the problem posed by inchoate and shifting religious feelings. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. (notes in text.)   $63
 
51751. Approaches to Group Therapy. Basic discussion of the good and bad points of various types of group therapy, including Freudian, Rogerian, Gestalt, transactional, and "unstructured" groups. 15 pages, 10 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
51679. Guidance and Counseling. Interesting overview of the role of the school counselor; covers adolescent psychology, five principles of guidance, over-emphasis of most counselors on college-bound students, what the counselor can and cannot dn, the counselor as information center for students. 20 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
16157. The Psychopathology of Homosexuality in the Terms of Freud, Jung, and Adler. Overview of explanations of homosexuality concentrating on the analyses of the three master psychologists; writer remains undecided as to whether gayness is a disease or just morally disapproved. 17 pages, 0 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources. (notes in text)   $119
 
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