A Primer of Freudian Psychology

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Culled from forty years of writing by the founder of psychoanalysis, A Primer Of Freudian Psychology introduces Freud's theories on the dynamics and development of the human mind. Hall also provides a brief biography of Sigmund Freud and examines how he arrived at his groundbreaking conclusions. In discussing the elements that form personality, the author explains the pioneer thinker's ideas on defense mechanisms, the channeling of instinctual drives, and the role of sex in male and female maturation. Lucid, ...
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Overview

Culled from forty years of writing by the founder of psychoanalysis, A Primer Of Freudian Psychology introduces Freud's theories on the dynamics and development of the human mind. Hall also provides a brief biography of Sigmund Freud and examines how he arrived at his groundbreaking conclusions. In discussing the elements that form personality, the author explains the pioneer thinker's ideas on defense mechanisms, the channeling of instinctual drives, and the role of sex in male and female maturation. Lucid, illuminating, and instructive, this is an important book for all who seek to understand human behavior, in themselves and others.

A clear, concise presentation of Freud's thinking on the dynamics and development of personality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374933869
  • Publisher: Octagon Books (Wholesale), Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1978
  • Pages: 127

Meet the Author

Calvin S. Hall held teaching posts at several universities including Case-Western Reserve, Syracuse University, the University of Miami, Reserve University, and was Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

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Table of Contents

1. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) 11
I. Freud's Scientific Heritage 11
II. Freud Creates A Dynamic Psychology 13
III. What was Freud? 18
2. The Organization of Personality 22
I. The id 22
II. The Ego 27
III. The Superego 31
3. The Dynamics of Personality 36
I. Psychic Energy 36
II. Instinct 37
III. The Distribution and Disposal of Psychic Energy 39
A. The id 39
B. The Ego 41
C. The Superego 46
IV. Cathexis and Anti-Cathexis 49
V. Consciousness and Unconsciousness 54
VI. The Instincts 57
VII. Anxiety 61
A. Reality Anxiety 63
B. Neurotic Anxiety 64
C. Moral Anxiety 68
VIII. Summary 70
4. The Development of Personality 72
I. Identification 74
II. Displacement and Sublimation 79
III. Defense Mechanisms of the Ego 85
A. Repression 85
B. Projection 89
C. Reaction Formation 91
D. Fixation 93
E. Regression 95
F. General Characteristics of the Defense Mechanisms 96
IV. Transformations of the Instincts 97
V. The Development of the Sexual Instinct 102
A. The Oral Zone 103
B. The Anal Zone 107
C. The Sexual Zone 109
1. The Male Phallic Stage 109
2. The Female Phallic Stage 111
D. Genital Sexuality 112
VI. Summary 113
5. The Stabilized Personality 116
Recommended Readings 123
Index 127
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