How people change e-book
by Allen Wheelis
This book clarified many things about change and the nature of humans. Because it is one of those works whose every sentence packs a punch, it will need to be reread a couple of times.
This book clarified many things about change and the nature of humans. This is also a deeply moving book written without dramatic flair. 8 people found this helpful.
This thin book is so refreshing. It is anything but predictable to the self-help junkie. This is not self-help
At a time when slick, superficial, psychological works are foisted on the lay-public, Allen Wheelis has written a serious treatise. This thin book is so refreshing. This is not self-help. This a realistic look at the discipline that it takes to change oneself. It takes an unexpected turn, bringing the reader closer to the author's own struggles. A great compassion came over me after reading this book. Will You Change? Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago.
People may indeed be treated as objects and may be profoundly affected thereby. Kick a dog often enough and he will become cowardly or vicious. People who are kicked undergo similar changes; their view of the world and of themselves is transformed. People may indeed be brainwashed, for benign or exploitative reasons. If one's destiny is shaped by manipulation one has become more of an object, less of a subject, has lost freedom. If, however, one's destiny is shaped from within then one has become more of a creator, has gained freedom.
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Allen Wheelis (October 23, 1915 – June 14, 2007) was a psychoanalyst and writer who lived in San Francisco, CA. He achieved renown and success with his psychoanalytic practice. He achieved renown and success with his psychoanalytic practice, which spanned five decades despite the fact that he expressed ambivalence and doubt about the field and his own work in it (Merkin, 2007). Wheelis died on June 14, 2007 at the age of 91 in a San Francisco hospital after receiving back surgery(Squatriglia, 2007).
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by Allen Wheelis "At a time when slick, superficial, psychological works are foisted on the lay-public, Allen Wheelis has written a serious treatise. -San Francisco Sunday Examiner-Chronicle.
At a time when slick, superficial, psychological works are foisted on the lay-public, Allen Wheelis has written a serious treatise.
Toggle navigationMENU. The main thrust gives variant forms of the contention that insight, while promoting change, will not necessarily produce it and that it proceeds from a natural progression of ""suffering, insight, will, action"" and cannot be reflexively conditioned (cf. Skinner). The other prominent concern here is freedom, ""the awareness of alternatives and the ability to choose"" although here again the finite is shaped by other factors - the past for one.