Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer. He gained an international reputation for his work on Freud, psychoanalysis, and emotionally disturbed children.

Read more about Bruno Bettelheim:  Background, Life and Career in The United States, Popular Culture

Other articles related to "bruno bettelheim, bettelheim":

Bruno Bettelheim - Bibliography - Critical Reviews of Bettelheim (works and Person)
... Angres, Ronald "Who, Really, Was Bruno Bettelheim?", Commentary, 90, (4), October 1990 26-30 ... Bruno Bettelheim", New York Times, November 4, 1990 "The Week in Review" section ... Bettelheim ...

Famous quotes by bruno bettelheim:

    To be a good enough parent one must be able to feel secure in one’s parenthood, and one’s relation to one’s child...The security of the parent about being a parent will eventually become the source of the child’s feeling secure about himself.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    A child... who has learned from fairy stories to believe that what at first seemed a repulsive, threatening figure can magically change into a most helpful friend is ready to believe that a strange child whom he meets and fears may also be changed from a menace into a desirable companion.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    Fairy tales are loved by the child not because the imagery he finds in them conforms to what goes on within him, but because—despite all the angry, anxious thoughts in his mind to which the fairy tale gives body and specific content—these stories always result in a happy outcome, which the child cannot imagine on his own.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    Plato—who may have understood better what forms the mind of man than do some of our contemporaries who want their children exposed only to ‘real’ people and everyday events—knew what intellectual experience made for true humanity. He suggested that the future citizens of his ideal republic begin their literary education with the telling of myths, rather than with mere facts or so-called rational teachings.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)