Authors

On way of learning more about the field of psychology is by reading the theoretical and practical contributions of relevant authors. Thinkers, influential researchers, and references in the field of psychology will help you understand this science much better.

Learn All about Svetlana Alexievich

Most people had never heard of Svetlana Alexievich until 2015 when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was the first time in history that a journalist won this award for investigative, non-fiction writing. Until that point, only poets…

Daedalus: Greek Mythology’s Great Inventor

Daedalus was a mythical Greek inventor, architect, and sculptor. Greek mythology tells the story of how he built, among other things, the infamous labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. Daedalus’ name means “skillfully forged”. Daedalus is a mythical character, but…

Harald Schultz-Hencke: A Dissident Psychoanalyst

Harald Schultz-Hencke was a German psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was born in Berlin on August 18th, 1892. Although there isn’t a lot of information on his childhood, we do know that his mother was a graphologist and his father was…

Stanislav Grof: His Life and Work

Stanislav Grof is one of the most influential figures in psychology. He has made a name for himself through fascinating research on altered states of consciousness and holotropic breathwork. He’s also one of the founders of one of the biggest…

Herbert Spencer: Biography and Work

Herbert Spencer was one of the biggest thinkers of his time. This English philosopher, psychologist, sociologist, and natural law expert was the greatest leader of social Darwinism and positivism of his time. In fact, he applied evolutionist laws to philosophy…

Jules Verne: The Extraordinary Journey of His Life

Most people have heard of Jules Verne. Immersing yourself in Verne’s incredible adventures is fascinating. It’s also incredible how a man from the 19th century was able to predict some future discoveries and inventions. In his writing, Jules Verne managed…

David Hume: Biography and Work

Philosophy is a discipline that tries to solve the mysteries of life, our world, and the reasons for our existence. Before science, humanity tried to answer certain questions in very different ways. First of all, there was a rise of…

Wilhelm Reich and His Approach to Sexuality

Wilhelm Reich was a really important figure in psychoanalysis. In addition, he’s considered the precursor of bioenergetics and the creator of a really effective therapy. Reich was a researcher and a writer and he loved debating ideas. He also was a…

Beyond Freud – Psychoanalysis Schools and Authors

Ranging from a magical-religious concept all the way to Freud’s couch, there have always been traces of active listening and concern for someone with a damaged mental state. There was Padre Jofré and his clinic for the mentally ill, and there…