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Alongside Genet, Tolstoy, Gary, and many others, a perceptive and sensitive exploration of resilience through a few great works in our literary canon: how writing can sometimes save a life, how words enable one to escape, to flee reality, or to create oneself, to create a world, one’s own, or to fill a void, or to tell one’s story. . .
A book inspired by the authors’ clinical practices, concrete cases drawn from everyday life.
In love as in politics, in history as in everyday life knowing how to persuade people is a valuable skill. How can one person convince another to renounce his or her opinion, freely and willingly, without appealing to authority, pity or trust? What essential rules must one follow, and what psychological motives must one play on in order to produce this effect ? Using the most recent discoveries in psychology and reasoning as a starting point Massimo Piattelli Palmarini show us how to anticipate the motivation and mental paths of others and so to be even more persuasive. Massimo Piattelli Palmarini is the head of the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the Instituto San Raffaele, in Milan.
Knots in your stomach and feelings of anxiety are common sensations. But what can be done when anxiety becomes overpowering, handicapping ? What are the symptoms ? When does it become a disease ? How can it be managed on a daily basis ? Who should be consulted ? A simple and practical book to help you to deal with this problem. Eric Albert and Laurent Chneiweiss are both psychiatrists, and specialists in the modern treatment of anxiety.
Through our relationships with animals, it is actually human psychology, with its ambivalences with regard to animals, that is the subject of this book: from empathy to abuse.
The inspiring testimony of a chronically ill patient who has drawn on his experiences to help others
Womens lives are marked by a series of physical events, which may or may not be expected, including pregnancy, illness, foetal malformation or death, and menopause. What effect do these events have? How do women cope and live with them? The reply to these questions is given here by the top specialists in the field, including psychoanalysts, gynaecologists, and philosophers.
Concrete solutions for an individual to escape the violent situation he or she is enduring, but also in the form of guidelines for prevention in the professional or educational realm.
Why do some women give birth anonymously so that their child is instantly adopted? A pedopsychoanalyst, Catherine Bonnet recounts the heart-breaking testimonies of these suffering women whose single gesture of love is to protect their child from the violence within themselves. A fresh look at the foundations of maternity and of filiation. Catherine Bonnet is a pedopsychoanalyst.