Will Power!: Using Shakespeare's Insights to Transform Your Life

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St. Martin's Press, 1996 - Psychology - 231 pages
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Learn to know thyself with one of the most original self-help books in the last few years. Just as Dr. Weinberg has done with his patients for many years, use the wisdom of Shakespeare, considered by some the greatest psychologist who ever lived, to break loose from the psychological ties that bind you to your past. With an unparalleled grasp of human nature, Shakespeare created characters in whom you will recognize yourself, your coworkers, your loved ones, and your enemies.
Nationally renowned psychotherapist George Weinberg and writer Dianne Rowe guide you through six stages of understanding yourself and others, illustrating each stage with entertaining references to Shakespeare's plays. They reveal the strengths and weaknesses of Shakespeare's most famous characters, and enable you to see yourself more clearly.

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About the author (1996)

George Henry Weinberg was born in Manhattan, New York on May 17, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree from City College, a master's degree in English from New York University in 1951, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. In 1965, he invented the word homophobia to describe the discomfort that some people exhibited around gay men and women. He discussed this issue in Society and the Healthy Homosexual, which was published in 1972. He was an advocate of gay rights and helped lead the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a handbook of psychological disorders. He wrote several books during his lifetime including The Action Approach: How Your Personality Developed and How You Can Change It, Self Creation, Numberland, Shakespeare on Love, Invisible Masters: Compulsions and the Fear That Drives Them, Why Men Won't Commit: Getting What You Both Want Without Playing Games, and Will Power!: Using Shakespeare's Insights to Transform Your Life written with his wife Dianne Rowe. He also wrote the textbook Statistics: An Intuitive Approach. He died from cancer on March 20, 2017 at the age of 86.

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