Nathaniel Branden (1930-):
Branden is known for his studies in the field of self-esteem. Branden found self-esteem to be a basic human need, the absence of which cause psychological turmoil.
Six themes emerge in his work include the concept of living consciously, self-acceptance and responsibility, self-assertiveness, integrity and living purposely.
- The Psychology of Self-Esteem (1969)
- Breaking Free (1970)
- The Disowned Self (1971)
- The Psychology of Romantic Love (1980)
- Honoring the Self (1983)
- How To Raise Your Self-Esteem (1987)
- Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand (1989)
- The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (1994)
- Taking Responsibility (1996)
- The Art of Living Consciously (1997)
Edward de Bono (1933-): Coined the term lateral thinking.
De Bono’s techniques of deliberate teaching are used in school curriculums worldwide.
The Use of Lateral Thinking (1967) ISBN 0-14-013788-2, introduced the term “lateral thinking”
New Think (1967, 1968) ISBN 0-380-01426-2
The Five-Day Course in Thinking (1968), introduced the L game
The Mechanism of the Mind (1969), Intl Center for Creative Thinking 1992 reprint: ISBN 0-14-013787-4
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step, (1970), Harper & Row 1973 paperback: ISBN 0-06-090325-2
The Dog-Exercising Machine (1970)
Technology Today (1971)
Practical Thinking (1971)
The creator of transactional analysis, focusing on games played in relationships and the role of intuition.
Works by Berne:
Bernie, E. (1964). Games people play- the basic handbook of transactional analysis. New York: Ballantine Book
Alfred Adler (1870-1937): The study of inferiority and the impact of power and vanity.
Adler founded the school of individual psychology.
Works by Adler:
Adler, A. (1964). The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler. H. L. Ansbacher and R. R. Ansbacher (Eds.). New York: Harper Torchbooks. ISBN 0-06-131154-5.
Adler, A. (1979). Superiority and Social Interest: A Collection of Later Writings. H. L. Ansbacher and R. R. Ansbacher (Eds.). New York, NY: W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-00910-6.