Advance praise for MASTERS OF THE MIND
“A magnificent work from an author who is, himself, a master of the mind.”
-Raymond D. Fowler, PhD
Past president and former CEO of the American Psychological Association
"Sweeping in scope and truly impressive in its scholarship, Millon's text traces historical developments and identifies the thinkers and scientists who from antiquity to the present time have shaped contemporary understanding of how the mind works. This captivating and informative volume will be appreciated and valued by all readers interested in the history of ideas.“
-Irving B. Weiner, PhD
University of South Florida
”Wide ranging, cohesive, and eminently readable, Theodore Millon
's Masters of the Mind is a tour de force from one of the world's leading psychologists....a major touchstone for all those interested in these fascinating stories of mental disorders and the search for systems to understand and treat [them].“
-Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD
Connecticut Center for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
”A fascinating, informative, comprehensive, broad-minded, brilliant, and perceptive tour of the universe of views of mental function and dysfunction, this book helps the reader understand contributions from nearly every conceivably relevant discipline throughout history."
-Lorna Smith Benjamin, PhD
University of Utah
The compelling story of the quest to understand the human mind - and its diseases
This engaging presentation of our evolving understanding of the human mind and the meaning of mental illness asks the questions that have fascinated philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and ordinary persons for millennia: What causes human behavior? What processes underlie personal functioning and psychopathology, and what methods work best to alleviate disorders of the mind? Written by Theodore Millon
, a leading researcher in personality theory and psychopathology, it features dozens of illuminating profiles of famous clinicians and philosophers.
, PhD, DSc, Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami, is currently Dean and Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology in Coral Gables, Florida. Developer of several influential diagnostic instruments, he is author of numerous other Wiley books, including the forthcoming Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition.