Free Psychological Self-Help book by Dr. Clayton E. Tucker-Ladd

psychselfhelp Psychological Self-Help by Dr. Clayton E. Tucker-Ladd

“Clay got his first professional job at Indiana University Medical Center training psychiatrists, later to become the Chief Psychologist of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. He went to Southern Illinois University as Director of the Counseling & Testing Center. There, in 1970, he started teaching a class in how to apply psychology to personal life. In 1973 he wrote the first draft of Psychological Self-Help. He became chair of the Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University from 1974 (to 1980), where he developed a Paraprofessional BA degree program while continuing to improve his self-help course.  Teaching full time from 1980, he retired 1991 to finish Psychological Self-Help.” It is estimated that his self-help strategies have reached more than a million people, certainly fulfilling his desire to make psychology available to everyone or “giving psychology away.”

Clay writes:

“There is also an important difference to note between shyness and introversion. Shyness involves a social nervousness, a lack of social skills, a harsh internal critic, and acute self-consciousness. An introvert may have social skills but simply prefers to be alone or with a few friends. It isn’t always easy to tell from the outside if a person is shy or introverted. From the inside, there is a big difference.”

This amazing book is even more amazing in that it is available online, for free! The chapters in the book are:

CHAPTER 1 Understandings about Self-Helpselfhelpsmall
How to Use this Book to Change Yourself
CHAPTER 2 Steps in Self-Help
Understanding the Problem and Solution
CHAPTER 3 Values and Morals: Guidelines for Living
CHAPTER 4 Behavior, Motivation, and Self-Control
CHAPTER 5 Stress, Anxiety, Fears, and Psychosomatic Disorders (Click to go to Worry and Shyness Topics)
CHAPTER 6 Depression and Self-Concept
CHAPTER 7 Anger and Aggression
CHAPTER 8 Dependency and Conformity
CHAPTER 9 Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships
CHAPTER 10 Dating, Love, Marriage, and Sex
How to Apply Self-Help Methods
CHAPTER 11 Methods for Changing Behavior
CHAPTER 12 Methods of Changing Emotions
CHAPTER 13 Methods for Developing Skills
CHAPTER 14 Methods for Changing Our Thoughts, Attitudes, Self-concept, Motivation, Values, and Expectations
CHAPTER 15 Methods for Gaining Insight into Ourselves

You can search for “shyness” in the book and review all related references.  This book answers all the questions you may have about self-help psychology.