Group Psychology & the Analysis of the Ego of Sigmund Freud (the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Series)

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Overview

To Freud, individual and social psychology were virtually identical.
The question he addresses here is, What are the emotional bonds that hold collective entities, such as an army and a church, together? It is a fruitful question, and Freud offers some interesting answers. But Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego stands chiefly as an invitation to further psychoanalytic exploration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393007701
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Series: Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud , #6
  • Edition description: The Standard Edition
  • Pages: 113
  • Sales rank: 391,359
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is one of the twentieth century's greatest minds and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. His many works include The Ego and the Id; An Outline of Psycho-Analysis; Inhibitions; Symptoms and Anxiety; New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis; Civilization and Its Discontent, and others.

Peter Gay is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    Freud unravels the mystery of the group mind

    Freud once again explains the relationships between the ego, superego, and external groups and their influences on human behavior. I especially liked his examples of the roles played by 'leader' and the 'hypnotist' to the primal horde example and their relationship to the superego/ego ideal, as well as the epic poet's truth behind the 'hero' of myth.

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