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Man's search for meaning

Author: Viktor E Frankl
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, 1985, ©1984.
Series: Pocket book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During which, and partly because of his suffering, the author developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logatherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Viktor E Frankl; Viktor E Frankl
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viktor E Frankl
ISBN: 0671834657 9780671834654 0671646702 9780671646707 067166736X 9780671667368 0671023373 9780671023379
OCLC Number: 11739265
Description: 221 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Experiences in a concentration camp --
Logotherapy in a nutshell --
Postscript 1984. The case for a tragic optimism.
Series Title: Pocket book
Other Titles: Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager.
Responsibility: Viktor E. Frankl.

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An account of the author's life amid the horrors of the Nazi death camps and the formulation of his theory of logotherapy. Logotherapy, the author's own version of existential analysis, stresses  Read more...

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Gordon W. Allport from the Preface A compelling introduction to the most significant psychological movement of our day.

 
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