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"Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss." -- Nathaniel Branden
Nathaniel Branden, né Nathan Blumenthal (born 9 April 1930 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada), is a psychotherapist and writer best known today for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former student and one-time romantic partner of novelist Ayn Rand, Branden had a prominent role in promoting Rand's philosophy, Objectivism.

In 1958, Branden established the Nathaniel Branden Institute (NBI) as an educational organization to spread the philosophical principles of Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Branden offered a series of lectures called "Basic Principles of Objectivism". Alan Greenspan, future chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, would contribute with a lecture called "The Economics of a Free Society". The NBI office was located at 120 E. 34th St. in New York City. The lecture series was first presented in the old Sheraton-Atlantic Hotel on 34th St. and later, in the Empire State Building.

Barbara Branden (née Weidman), who married Branden in White Plains, NY in January of 1953, also contributed to the work of the Institute with a series of lectures on The Art of Thinking. Barbara and Nathaniel separated in 1965.

The Rand-Branden business partnership lasted till May 1968. Rand announced in the The Objectivist, Branden would no longer be her intellectual heir and ordered all future printings of Atlas Shrugged not to carry his name in the dedication page. At the time, Rand did not reveal she was having a secret love affair with Branden who was twenty four years her junior and he was leaving her for a younger woman who was also an attractive model whom Branden would eventually marry. However, Branden divulged this information in his book, Judgment Day: my years with Ayn Rand.

After the rift with Ayn Rand, Branden went on to develop his own school of bio-centric psychology basing his work mainly on the psychology of self-esteem. Branden's brand of Biocentric Psychology is neither Freudian nor behaviorist in nature. According to Branden, "...The establishment of Wilhelm Wundt's experimental laboratory in 1879 is often regarded as the formal beginning of scientific psychology. But when one considers the views of man and the theories of his nature that have been put forth as knowledge in the past hundred years, it remains a moot question whether the starting date of the science of psychology lies behind us - or ahead."

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Total Books: 111
A Woman's Self-Esteem Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity
La psicologa de la autoestima
2012 - La Psicologa De La Autoestima (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788449327001
ISBN-10: 8449327008
Genre: Self-Help

Capitalism The Unknown Ideal
2010 - Capitalism the Unknown Ideal (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786191925
ISBN-10: 0786191929
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Como Mejorar Su Autoestima
2010 - Como Mejorar Su Autoestima [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788449323478
ISBN-10: 8449323479

The Psychology of Romantic Love Romantic Love in an Anti-Romantic Age
2008 - The Psychology of Romantic Love Romantic Love in an Anti-romantic Age (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781585426256
ISBN-10: 1585426253
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Basic Relaxation and Ego-Strengthening
2007 - Basic Relaxation and Ego-strengthening [CD] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579704759
ISBN-10: 1579704751
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Mind & Body

Reason and Emotion
2007 - Reason and Emotion [CD set] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579704858
ISBN-10: 1579704859
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Mind & Body

Concept of God
2006 - Concept of God (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579703998
ISBN-10: 1579703992
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality

L'arte di vivere consapevolmente Il potere della consapevolezza per trasformare la vita di tutti i giorni
Self-Esteem CD set
2005 - Self-esteem Cd Set (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579702540
ISBN-10: 1579702546

Power of Self-esteem
2005 - Power of Self-esteem (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579702663
ISBN-10: 157970266X

Romantic Love  Sexuality
2005 - Romantic Love Sexuality (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781579702670
ISBN-10: 1579702678
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Mind & Body

Die 6 Sulen des Selbstwertgefhls
2005 - Die 6 Sulen Des Selbstwertgefhls (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783492243865
ISBN-10: 349224386X

Die sechs Sulen des Selbstwertgefhls Erfolgreich und zufrieden durch ein starkes Selbst
Basic Principles of Objectivism
2001 - Basic Principles of Objectivism [2 volume set] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781577240549
ISBN-10: 1577240545
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality

What Are Our Spiritual Needs
1999 - What Are Our Spiritual Needs (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781577240372
ISBN-10: 1577240375

What Should We Worship Reclaiming Spirituality from Religion
The Art of Living Consciously  The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life
1999 - The Art of Living Consciously the Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780684838496
ISBN-10: 0684838494
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

La Autoestima En El Trabajo
1999 - La Autoestima En El Trabajo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788449307164
ISBN-10: 8449307163
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction

My Years with Ayn Rand
1999 - My Years with Ayn Rand (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780787945138
ISBN-10: 0787945137
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.

1993 - El Poder De La Autoestima [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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