Hide & Seek by Neel Burton

Author: Neel Burton

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Start seeing things you never saw.Self-deception is common and universal, and the cause of most human tragedies. Of course, the science of self-deception can help us to live better and get more out of life. But it can also cast a murky light on human nature and the human condition, for example, on such exclusively human phenomena as anger, depression, fear, pity, pride, dream making, love making, and god making, not to forget age-old philosophical problems such as selfhood, virtue, happiness, and the good life. Nothing, in the end, could possibly be more important.◆ Grab your copy now for a new understanding of yourself and others.Burton provides an excellent explanation of how we use psychological defence mechanisms to protect ourselves from painful truths. —The PsychiatristBurton guides the reader to unlearn, rediscover, and return to wholeness. It is a journey out of Plato's cave... —The International Review of BooksBurton is never short of an interesting and sharp judgment. —Prof Peter Toohey, Psychology TodayI've read many Neel Burton books. He's a wonderful writer and able to immerse you lightly in pretty heavy stuff. —Adrian Bailey, Vine VoiceBurton’s writing blends deep knowledge of his subject with lively anecdote and a genuine concern for how we might draw on the insights of psychology and philosophy to live a better life. Highly recommended! —Gareth Southwell, philosopher and writerAbout the authorDr Neel Burton FRSA is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and wine-lover who lives and teaches in Oxford, England. He is a Fellow of Green-Templeton College in the University of Oxford, and the recipient of the Society of Authors’ Richard Asher Prize, the British Medical Association’s Young Authors’ Award, the Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award, and a Best in the World Gourmand Award. His work has featured in the likes of Aeon, the Spectator, and the Times, and been translated into several languages.ContentsIntroduction and overviewPart I: Abstraction1. Denial
2. Repression
3. Dissociation
4. Intellectualization
5. Rationalization
6. Positive illusions
7. DepressionPart II: Transformation8. Displacement
9. Scapegoating
10. Somatization
11. Reaction formation
12. Stockholm syndrome
13. Undoing
14. Minimization and exaggeration
15. Symbolization and dream interpretation
16. Reification and the self
17. Magical thinkingPart III: Evasion through fraud or fantasy18. Vagueness
19. Inauthenticity
20. Reconstruction of reality
21. Confabulation
22. Splitting
23. Dehumanization
24. Daydreaming
25. RegressionPart IV: Evasion through people or the world26. Socialization
27. Garrulousness
28. Dramatization
29. Grandiosity
30. Humour
31. Asceticism
32. Sublimation
33. Altruism
34. Anticipation
35. Fear and anxietyPart V: Projection36. Projection
37. Projective identification
38. Idealization
39. Devaluation
40. IdentificationFinal words