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Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

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ISBN-10: 0307739635

ISBN-13: 9780307739636

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bruno Bettelheim

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The great child psychologist gives us a moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales - how they educate, support and liberate the emotions of children.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bruno Bettelheim had remarkable success in treating deeply emotionally disturbed children. A pupil of Sigmund Freud, he was a vehement opponent of the operant conditioning methods of B. F. Skinner and other behaviorists. Austrian-born, Bettelheim came to the United States in 1939. Profoundly influenced by the year he spent in a German concentration camp during World War II, he reflects in his writings his sensitivity and knowledge of the fear and anxiety induced under such conditions. His famous Individual and Mass Behavior (1943), first published in a scientific periodical and then in pamphlet form, is a study of the human personality under the stress of totalitarian terror and…