Franco Basaglia is one of those characters who were ahead of their time.
Wilhelm Stekel had a strange relationship with Sigmund Freud and with psychoanalysis. He participated in the genesis of many of the psychoanalytic concepts, but he was also removed from the traditional school through the back door.
Jack London was the master of the adventure genre. He wrote in the same way he lived, with passion, curiosity and exploring the wild side of nature.
Anthropologist, explorer geographer, inventor, meteorologist, statistician, psychologist and British eugenicist.
Eduardo Punset has been able to translate the most complex scientific concepts into the common language to make them accessible to a large part of the population.
As it happens with almost all the pioneers, their theories revolutionized the academic world and in principle they were rejected by the most conventional psychologists.
The twisted lines of God is a book almost compulsory reading for every psychologist, psychiatrist or doctor. In it, Torcuato Luca de Tena delves into the darkest recesses (and also humans) of mental illness.
Stanislav Grof is one of the current pioneers of transpersonal psychology. One of his main contributions was the exploration of diverse states of consciousness.
Ryszard Kapuściński was one of those reporters who put the job above his own life. With great courage he was present in the bloodiest conflicts of the twentieth century to tell what happened, with great poetic and depth, to his readers.
After being one of the most important characters of the psychoanalytic movement, Sandor Radó began to develop his own theory, centered on the ego and the biological processes of the individual, rather than on the unconscious processes.
The actions of Carl Müller-Braunschweig unleashed strong controversies within the psychoanalytic movement. This psychoanalyst collaborated with the Nazi regime, apparently to maintain Freud’s thesis.
The life of Virginia Woolf is a reflection of the harmful silences that have tried to cover, almost to our days, the horror and the devastating consequences of sexual abuse in children. A woman of great talent, but destroyed by silence.