Marshall Rosenberg read widely and was influenced by many thinkers. Below is a list of books he gave out during his International Intensive Trainings.
Becker, Ernest. The Revolution in Psychiatry: The New Understanding of Man. New York, Free Press, 1964.
Benedict, Ruth. "Synergy-Patterns of the Good Culture." Psychology Today, June, 1970.
Bowles, Samuel and Gintis, Herbert. Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational reform and the contradictions of economic life. New York: Basic Books, 1976.
Buber, Martin. I and Thou. Scribner, New York. 1958
Cornell, Ann Weiser. The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing; Oakland, CA; New Harbinger Pub.; 1996
Craig, James and Marguerite. Synergic Power. Berkeley, Cal.: Proactive Press, 1974
Dass, Ram and Bush, Mirabai. Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of
Service; Bell Tower, N.Y. 1992
Dass, Ram, & Gorman, Paul. How can I Help?: Stories and reflections on service. New York, Knopf 1985.
Ellis, Albert. A Guide to Rational Living. Wilshire Book Co., 1961.
Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed; Herder and Herder, 1971.
Fromm, Erich. Escape from Freedom. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1941.
Fromm, Erich. The Art of Loving. Harper & Row, 1956.
Glenn, Michael and Kunnes, Richard. Repression or Revolution. Harper and Row, 1973.
Greenburg, Dan and Jacobs, Marcia. How to Make Yourself Miserable. Vintage Books, N.Y. 1987.
Harvey, O.J. Conceptual Systems and Osobaality Organization. Harper & Row, 1961.
Holt, John. How Children Fail. Pitman, New York. 1964.
Johnson, Wendell. Living with Change; Harper and Row, New York, 1972.
Katz, Michael. Class, Bureaucracy and the Schools. Preager text Publishers. 2nd ed.,
Katz, Michael. School Reform: Past and Present; Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1971
Kaufmann, Walter. Without Guilt and Justice; P. H. Wyden, New York, 1973.
Kelly, George A. The Psychology of Osobaal Constructs. Volumes 1 & 2; Norton, New York, 1955
Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards. Houghton Miffin Company. Boston, New York, 1993
Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life; Bantam Books, N.Y. 1993.
Kurtz, Ernest, & Ketcham, Katherine; The Spirituality of Imperfection: Modern wisdom from classic stories; Bantam Books, N.Y. 1992.
Lyons, Gracie. Constructive Criticism; IRT Press, Oakland, CA, 1977
Maslow, Abraham. Toward a Psychology of Being. Van Nostrand. Princeton, N.J.
McLaughlin, Corinne and Davidson, Gordon; Spiritual Politics: Changing the World
from the Inside Out. Ballantine Books, N.Y., 1994.
Milgram, Stanley. Obedience to Authority; Harper and Row, New York, 1974
Muller, Wayne; How, Then, Shall We Live; Bantam Books, New York, 1996.
Postman, Neil, and Weingartner, Charles. Teaching as a Subversive Activity; Delacorte, 1969.
Postman, Neil, and Weingartner, Charles. The Soft Revolution: A Student Handbook
for Turning Schools Around; Delta, New York, 1971
Powell, John, The Secret of Staying in Love; Argus, Niles, IL, 1974.
Powell, John, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?; Argues, Niles, IL, 1976.
Rogers, Carl With E.T. Gendlin, D.J. Kiesler, and C.B. Truax (Eds.). The Therapeutic Relationship and Its Impact: A study of psychotherapy with schizophrenics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.
Rogers, Carl. Freedom to Learn; Charles E. Merrill, 1969.
Rogers, Carl. On Osobaal Power; Delacorte, New York 1977.
Rosenberg, Marshall. Mutual Education; Seattle: Special Child Publications, 1972.
Ryan, William. Blaming the Victim; Vintage Books, New York, 1971.
Scheff, Thomas. Labeling Madness; Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1975.
Sharp, Gene. Social Power and Political Freedom; Porter Sargent.. Boston, 1980.
Szasz, Thomas. Ideology and Insanity; Doubleday, New York, 1970.
Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 1992.
Wink, Walter. The Powers That Be: Theology For A New Millennium. Doubleday, NY, 1998.