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1 Hart, Hornell Autoconditioning: The New Way to a Successful Life
NY Prentice Hall 1956 2nd Printing Cloth & Boards Very Good_ No Jacket 
267 pp. Spine faded, a few foxing spots to fore edge, but very clean, sturdy, no markings. A Mood Meter folding card, unmarked, is in green envelope on front pastedown endpaper. A self-help guide to controlling one's emotions and willing oneself to have a positive attitude. The book is aimed at helping men with salesmanship, but the author also maintains his techniques can be used to battle depression, conduct courtship, improve energy levels, etc.The technique, an application of psychological experiments at Duke University, involves going into deep solitary relaxation for several minutes and measuring your mood 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine, Neumann, Erich
2 Neumann, Erich Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine
Princeton, N.J. Princeton University/Bollingen 1971 0691017727 / 9780691017723 3rd Printing of Princeton/Bollingen Edn Trade Papeback Near Fine 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
181 pp. Close to new, light vertical crease near spine. Text clean.Subtitle: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. Book presents the classical tale of Aphrodite's jealousy of the beautiful mortal Psyche, then appends a detailed analysis by Neumann, a Jungian disciple. First published in German in 1952, translated here by Ralph Manheim. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Fantasies of Flight, Ogilvie, Daniel M.
3 Ogilvie, Daniel M. Fantasies of Flight
NY Oxford University Press 2004 019515746X / 9780195157468 1st Glossy Boards Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 9.25 in. 
258 pp. with bibliographic reference notes, index. A collection of essays about fantasies of flying, as found in J.M Barrie's "Peter Pan," Mary Poppins, Marc Chagall's artwork and many other artistic and literary works. Ogilvie sees these fantasies springing from a desire to recapture the attention and approval of one's mother. Although Ogilvie cites Jung and other theoreticians, he writes for the layman, and includes some of his own personal experiences. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Parsons, Talcott and Shils, Edward A., Eds. Toward a General Theory of Action: Theoretical Foundations for the Social Sciences
NY Harper Torchbooks (Harper & Row) 1962 Reprint Trade Papeback Good + 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
506 pp. Light wear, notes on half-title page, marginal lines and underlining on a few early pages. Most of text clean. Eighteen articles presenting research efforts at Harvard in the early 1950s to construct a comprehensive paradigm for understanding humans as social creatures. Primarily an attempt to unify psychology, anthropology and sociology. Contributors, in addition to the editors, include Edward C. Tolman, Gordon W. Allport, Clyde Kluckhohn, Henry A. Murray, Robvert R. Sears, Richard C. Sheldon and Samuel A. Stouffer. Dense, academic prose, not for the fainthearted but important for those on doctoral journeys. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life, Seidman, Steven
5 Seidman, Steven Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life
NY Routledge & Kegan Paul 2003 0415932076 / 9780415932073 Trade Papeback Very Good 8vo-- 9 in Tall 
Lightly read, diagonal corner crease on rear cover. Spine uncreased. Text mostly clean, a few light pencil notes on front endpaper, and highlighting on about 10 pages toward rear. 245 pp., reference notes, index. A State University of NY/Albany sociologist analyzes behavior of gays after they become open about their orientation. He finds many of them striving for the "good gay" (straight acting/appearing) image preferred by the dominant heterosexual culture. Includes several case studies. The book won the 2003 Simon and Gagnon Award from the American Sociological Association. 
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