Freud: A Very Short Introduction [NOOK Book]

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psycho-analysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships.

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Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Overview

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psycho-analysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

"Storr's concise overview of Freud's psychoanalytic theory is invaluable to the novice approaching Freud's works for the first time."--Choice.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Invaluble to the novice approaching Freud's works for the first time....As an evaluation of Freud's theory, Storr's book is concise and up-to-date....An important addition to any library collection.
D. M. Thomas
Storr's brief, elegant, and interesting book coolly surveys what we might term the house of Freud and finds almost everything flawed...yet he does not dispute that the builder of the shaky house was a genius.
—(The Observer)
Independent
A model exercise in synthesis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191606656
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 2/22/2001
  • Series: Very Short Introductions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 650,635
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
1 Life and character 1
2 From trauma to phantasy 17
3 Exploring the past 29
4 Free association, dreams, and transference 40
5 Ego, super-ego, and id 57
6 Aggression, depression, and paranoia 69
7 Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life 82
8 Art and literature 91
9 Culture and religion 105
10 Freud as therapist 117
11 Psychoanalysis today 132
12 The appeal of psychoanalysis 142
Further reading 157
Index 161
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