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Critical Mass Publications is an independent press offering a variety of books for the economically minded reader.

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Erik H. Erikson and Basic Trust vs. Basic Mistrust (Psychosocial Stages of Development)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 by Critical Mass Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Developmental / lifespan development
Basic Trust vs. Basic Mistrust is the stage of the infant. After birth, we slowly familiarize our environment, eventually knowing that if Mother walks away, she will be back. Teething brings conflict as biting, the only relief, causes Mother to shy away. But if all goes well, we maintain ourselves against feelings of separation. If not, neuroses may develop, even schizo-depressive states.
Learning Psychology Literature Review: 10 Samples for Students
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Critical Mass Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Education & training
Although there is a surfeit of instructional material covering literature reviews, there seems to be a dearth of materials focusing primarily on examples. Some students don’t need step-by-step instructions, just a well-written example to work from. This e-book is intended merely to offer guidance, and not to substitute for content. Consult your manual (or your instructor) for current guidelines.
Scarred for Life: One Woman's Struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Prescription Drug Addiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Critical Mass Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / immune system
"This is my testimony and if it [helps] just one person... it will all be worth it." -- Lucy R. Burlington In the late 1970s, Lucy was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Keeping the pain at bay led her to make some unfortunate decisions. So others might benefit, she wrote her story but died before it could be published. Thirty years later, this gripping, concise memoir is as timely as ever.
Erik H. Erikson and Intimacy vs. Isolation (Psychosocial Stages of Development)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Critical Mass Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Developmental / adulthood & aging
Intimacy vs. Isolation is the stage of the young adult according to Erikson’s “Eight Ages of Man.” During this stage, we are eager to fuse our identities with others. Those unsure of their identities may avoid this fusion. If everything goes well, he or she will reach “true intimacy.” If something hinders this progress that person may isolate him- or herself from closeness with others.


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