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: 9780452011830
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 313,084
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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

A Primer of Freudian Psychology1. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
I. Freud's Scientific Heritage
II. Freud Creates a Dynamic Psychology
III. What was Freud?

2. The Organization of Personality
I. The Id
II. The Ego
III. The Superego

3. The Dynamics of Personality
I. Psychic Energy

II. Instinct

III. The Distribution and Disposal of Psychic Energy
A. The Id
B. The Ego
C. The Superego

IV. Cathexis and Anti-Cathexis

V. Consciousness and Unconsciousness

VI. The Instincts

VII. Anxiety
A. Reality Anxiety
B. Neurotic Anxiety
C. Moral Anxiety

VIII. Summary

4. The Development of Personality
I. Identification

II. Displacement and Sublimation

III. Defense Mechanisms of the Ego
A. Repression
B. Projection
C. Reaction Formation
D. Fixation
E. Regression
F. General Characteristics of the Defense Mechanisms

IV. Transformation of the Instincts

V. The Development of the Sexual Instinct
A. The Oral Zone
B. The Anal Zone
C. The Sexual Zone
1. The Male Phallic Stage
2. The Female Phallic Stage
D. Genital Sexuality

VI. Summary

5. The Stabilized Personality

Recommended Readings
Index

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