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Masson, J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff) 1941-

Works: 147 works in 653 publications in 18 languages and 31,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Case studies  Fiction  Fables  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: QL785.27, 591.51
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When elephants weep : the emotional lives of animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
61 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,693 libraries worldwide
Offers evidence of emotions throughout the animal kingdom and evaluates humans' treatment of animals--from hunting to eating them--in light of this discovery
The assault on truth : Freud's suppression of the seduction theory by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
38 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,969 libraries worldwide
In 1896, Sigmund Freud presented his revolutionary ?seduction theory,? arguing that acts of sexual abuse and violence inflicted on children are the direct cause of adult mental illness. Nine years later, Freud completely reversed his position, insisting that these sexual memories were actually fantasies that never happened. Why did Freud retract the seduction theory? And why has the psychoanalytic community gone to such lengths to conceal that retraction? In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud?s career and its enduring impact on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. ?? The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping in its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson?s break with the psychoanalytic community?and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer
The nine emotional lives of cats : a journey into the feline heart by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
The author draws on observations of his own five cats to illuminate the ways in which cats reveal their emotions, and examines the evolution of the cat from solitary jungle predator to human companion
The face on your plate : the truth about food by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
This revelatory work brings together author Masson's intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution. Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. He raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: What effect does eating animals have on our land, waters, even global warming? What are the results of farming practices--such as debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers--on animals and humans? How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and our bodies? And uniquely, as a psychoanalyst, Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork--think pig, not bacon--and how each culture distinguishes which animals are food and which are forbidden.--From publisher description
The pig who sang to the moon : the emotional world of farm animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
Weaves history, literature, anecdotes, scientific studies, and personal experiences to explore the emotional pain of farm animals
The complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904 by Sigmund Freud( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
Includes 133 documents never before made public and 138 previously published only in part, this volume collects the complete correspondence of Freud to his closest friend during the period that saw the birth of psychoanalysis
Vegetarians and vegans in America today by Karen Iacobbo( file )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Explains the vegetarian subculture and its relation to other movements, and to the dominant culture in America
The dog who couldn't stop loving : how dogs have captured our hearts for thousands of years by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has long been interested in the relationships between humans and animals, and he's always been aware that there was something very special in our bond with dogs. No other animals love us in quite the same way as dogs love us. And it is mutual. Is it possible that we developed our capacity for love, sympathy, empathy, and compassion because of our long association with dogs? Over the past 40,000 years a collective domestication has occurred that brings us to where we are today--humans have formed intense bonds with dogs, and the adoration is almost always reciprocal--a love affair unmatched in the animal world.--From publisher description
The emperor's embrace : reflections on animal families and fatherhood by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Introduces extraordinary fathers such as the emperor penguin, the wolf, the beaver, the sea horse, and the marmoset. Also examines nature's worst fathers: lions, langurs, bears and humans
Against therapy : emotional tyranny and the myth of psychological healing by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 779 libraries worldwide
In this ground-breaking and highly controversial book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson attacks the very foundations of modern psychotherapy from Freud to Jung, from Fritz Perls to Carl Rodgers. With passion and clarity, Against Therapy addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapist's own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily corrupt. With a foreword by the eminent British psychologist Dorothy Rowe, this cogent and convincing book has shattering implications
Beasts : what animals can teach us about the origins of good and evil by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. The author's book begins here: there is something different about us. In his previous books the author has showed that animals can teach us much about our own emotions: love (dogs), contentment (cats), grief (elephants), among others. But animals have much to teach us about negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways. In this book he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behavior to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no better than a beast"), and claim the high ground for our species. We are least human, we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry. Nothing could be further from the truth. Animals, at least predators, kill to survive, but there is nothing in the annals of animal aggression remotely equivalent to the violence of mankind. Our burden is that humans, and in particular humans in our modern industrialized world, are the most violent animals to our own kind in existence, or possibly ever in existence on Earth. We lack what all other animals have: a check on the aggression that would destroy the species rather than serve it. It is here, the author says, that animals have something to teach us about our own history. Here he strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we fear, offering a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression. -- Provided by publisher
Altruistic armadillos, zenlike zebras : a menagerie of 100 favorite animals by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Masson pays tribute to one hundred of his favorite animals, offering fascinating profiles and information about the daily lives of dolphins, hummingbirds, dugongs, hippos, kakapos, and other familiar and little-known creatures
Dogs have the strangest friends : & other true stories of animal feelings by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A collection of true stories demonstrating that animals have feelings, including "An Elephant Saves a Baby Rhino," "The Mother Cat Who Went Into the Fire to Save Her Kittens," and "The Sadness of a Peregrine Falcon."
A Dark science : women, sexuality, and psychiatry in the nineteenth century by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Here translated for the first time are a series of shocking texts from the 19th century German psychiatric literature, which, while almost completely unknown to modern readers, have had a devastating influence on attitudes toward women and children in the 20th century. The articles on the sexual lies and sexual fantasies of children were seminal, brutal, and still resonate in today's literature, having taken a terrible toll on the intellectual ideas of modern psychiatry.The articles document brutal treatment for masturbation, hysteria, and vaginismus, as well as incidences of the so-called fabricated sexual abuse of prematurely perverted children. Though by no means an easy read, Masson's collection of these nine articles exposes a point in the history of the practice of psychology that proves ignorance and negative attitudes towards women created a dark science that modern psychiatrists struggle to overcome
Lost prince : the unsolved mystery of Kaspar Hauser by Paul Johann Anselm Feuerbach( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Kasper Hauser turned up in Nuremberg in 1828 when he was sixteen, after being kept in a dungeon most of his life. Hauser, barely able to talk or walk, was taken in by Feuerbach. Masson looks at who Hauser was and what his case tells us about abused children
The cat who came in from the cold : a fable by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
In ancient India, a cat named Billie makes his way through the countryside, enjoying his freedom, but when the holiday season approaches, Billie finds himself alone until he is drawn into the lives of a happy and contented family
The intimate ape : orangutans and the secret life of a vanishing species by Shawn Thompson( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
The author brings together a global assemblage of primatologists, conservationists, and volunteers to reveal the intricate life of these majestic orangutans
Raising the peaceable kingdom : what animals can teach us about the social origins of tolerance and friendship by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
The author offers a parable about the nature and signficance of friendship, tolerance, and love as he shares the results of a year-long experiment in which he brought together seven young animals--some natural enemies--to be raised together
Against therapy by J. Moussaieff Masson( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 395 libraries worldwide
An attack on the very foundations of modern psychotherapy from Frued to Jung, Fritz Perls to Carl Rogers. It addresses the profession's core weakness, contending that since therapy aims to change people, and this is achieved according to the therapists' own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily corrupt
Sanskrit love poetry ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
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מאסון, ג׳פרי מוסאייף 1941-
מוסאיף מסון, ג'פרי
מוסיף מסון, ג'פרי
מסון, ג'פרי מוסאיף
מסון, ג'פרי מוסיף 1941-
マッソン, ジェフリー・M
マッソン, ジェフリー・ムセイエフ
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