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Psychoanalytic Pioneers is a comprehensive history of psychoanalysis as seen through the lives and the works of its most eminent teachers, thinkers, and clinicians. It is also a definitive portrait of the atmosphere in which psychoanalytic creativity has emerged and flourished. Going beyond mere biographical description, the contributors elucidate the contributions of various psychoanalysts to the evolution of psychoanalytic thought, and evaluate their roles in the development of psychoanalysis as a science, as a method of investigation, as a treatment technique, and as an organization. The editors have assembled profiles of Karl Abraham, Sandor Ferenczi, Otto Rank, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Ernest Jones, Paul Federn, Oskar Pfister, Harms Sachs, A.A. Brill, Sandor Rado, Theodor Reik, Melanie Klein, Otto Fenichel, Karen Horney, Heinz Hartmann, Ernst Kris, and twenty-four other pioneers, whose influence on psychoanalysis reverberates to this day.

In a new introduction, Eisenstein maintains that while man and his unconscious have not changed much since Freud's time, today psychoanalysis is full of many different clinical and theoretical viewpoints. Among the ideas being debated are object theory, drive theory, the oedipal concept, intersubjectivity, and self-psychology. Eisenstein also discusses the contributions of psychohistory, a recent and significant development in psychoanalysis in which psychological study is applied to historical periods and personalities. Psychoanalytic Pioneers will be an important addition to the libraries of psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, historians, and anyone interested in the influence of psychoanalysis in our lives.

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A history of psychoanalysis as seen through the lives and works of its eminent teachers, thinkers, and clinicians. Primarily of interest to psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, sociologists, and historians, the collection of profiles forms a portrait of the evolution of psychoanalytic thought and the development of psychoanalysis as a science. The 40 profiles include sketches of the lives and work of Karl Abraham, Carl Jung, Moshe Woolf, Theodor Reik, Ella Freeman Sharpe, Melanie Klein, Wilhelm Reich, Anna Freud, and Erik Erikson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560008156
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 630

Meet the Author

Franz Alexander was director of the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, and professor of psychiatry at the University of Southern California. Himself a pioneer in psychoanalysis, his works include The Western Mind in Transition; The Scope of Psychoanalysis, 1921-1961; Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis; Psychosomatic Medicine; and The History of Psychiatry. Samuel Eisenstein is professor of psychoanalysis and former dean and past president of the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. He coedited Psychoanalytic Pioneers with Franz Alexander and Martin Grotjahn.

Martin Grotjahn was clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Southern California and training analyst, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. He was a creative writer and among his other books are Beyond Laughter, Family Neurosis; and The Voice of the Symbol and almost three hundred psychoanalytic and psychiatric papers.

Samuel Eisenstein is professor of psychoanalysis and former dean and past president of the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. He coedited Psychoanalytic Pioneers with Franz Alexander and Martin Grotjahn.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
The Authors
Karl Abraham: The First German Psychoanalyst 1
Sandor Ferenczi: Pioneer of Pioneers 14
Otto Rank: The Myth of the Birth of the Hero 36
Max Eitingon: The Organization of Psychoanalytic Training 51
Carl Gustav Jung: Contributions to Psychoanalysis 63
Alfred Adler: The Psychology of the Inferiority Complex 78
Ernest Jones: The Biography of Freud 87
Paul Federn: The Theory of the Psychosis 142
Edward Hitschmann: Psychoanalysis of Great Men 160
Oskar Pfister: Psychoanalysis and Faith 169
Hanns Sachs: The Creative Unconscious 180
Moshe Woolf: Pioneering in Russia and Israel 200
Abraham Arden Brill: First American Translator of Freud 210
Smith Ely Jelliffe: Psychosomatic Medicine in America 224
Victor Tausk: The Influencing Machine 235
Sandor Rado: The Adaptational Theory 240
Theodor Reik: Masochism in Modern Man 249
Ella Freeman Sharpe: The Search for Empathy 265
Geza Roheim: Psychoanalysis and Anthropology 272
Helene Deutsch: The Maturation of Woman 282
Felix Deutsch: Psychoanalysis and Internal Medicine 299
Georg Groddeck: The Untamed Analyst 308
August Starcke: The Sources of Castration Anxiety 321
Heinrich Meng: Psychoanalysis and Mental Hygiene 333
Hans Zulliger: Psychoanalysis and Education 342
August Aichhorn: Friend of the Wayward Youth 348
Melanie Klein: Her View of the Unconscious 360
Ernst Simmel: Psychoanalytic Pioneering in California 373
Franz Alexander: The Western Mind in Transition 384
Marie Bonaparte: The Problem of Female Sexuality 399
Siegfried Bernfeld: Sisyphus or the Boundaries of Education 415
Wilhelm Reich: Character Analysis 430
Otto Fenichel: The Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis 439
Karen Horney: The Cultural Emphasis 450
Paul Ferdinand Schilder: Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry 457
Heinz Hartmann: Psychology of the Ego 469
Ernst Kris: Twentieth-Century Uomo Universale 484
Edward Glover: Theory of Technique 501
Kate Friedlander: Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency 508
Anna Freud and Erik H. Erikson: Contributions to the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 519
Psychoanalysis in England 534
Psychoanalysis in the United States 546
Name Index 597
Subject Index 605
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