A Primer of Freudian Psychology

A Primer of Freudian Psychology

by Calvin Springer Hall

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A Primer of Freudian Psychology by Calvin Springer Hall

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451626257
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1955
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.39(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1.Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)11
I.Freud's Scientific Heritage11
II.Freud Creates A Dynamic Psychology13
III.What was Freud?18
2.The Organization of Personality22
I.The id22
II.The Ego27
III.The Superego31
3.The Dynamics of Personality36
I.Psychic Energy36
III.The Distribution and Disposal of Psychic Energy39
A.The id39
B.The Ego41
C.The Superego46
IV.Cathexis and Anti-Cathexis49
V.Consciousness and Unconsciousness54
VI.The Instincts57
A.Reality Anxiety63
B.Neurotic Anxiety64
C.Moral Anxiety68
4.The Development of Personality72
II.Displacement and Sublimation79
III.Defense Mechanisms of the Ego85
C.Reaction Formation91
F.General Characteristics of the Defense Mechanisms96
IV.Transformations of the Instincts97
V.The Development of the Sexual Instinct102
A.The Oral Zone103
B.The Anal Zone107
C.The Sexual Zone109
1.The Male Phallic Stage109
2.The Female Phallic Stage111
D.Genital Sexuality112
5.The Stabilized Personality116
Recommended Readings123

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