Freud for Beginners

Author: Richard Appignanesi,Oscar Zarate

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 174

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The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind. Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon book plunges us into the world of late-nineteenth-century Vienna in which Freud grew up. We explore his early background in science, his work as a therapist, his encounter with cocaine, and his theories on the unconscious, dreams, the Oedipus Complex, and sexuality. We meet his family, his friend and enemies, and his patients -- The Rat Man, Anna O., Little Hans -- and we get an insider's view as the psychoanalytic movement is launched. The zany art and probing text do an extraordinary job of simplifying Freud without trivializing him.

Freud for Beginners

Author: Richard Osborne,Maurice Meechan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954842116

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 192

View: 6684

An introduction to Freud's work and methodology locating Freud in historical context and considering the criticisms of his theories. The splits in psychoanalytic work after Freud's death and recent Lacanian ideas are included. Osborne also looks at Freud's followers and his influence in the 20th century.

Killing Freud

Author: Todd Dufresne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826493392

Category: Philosophy

Page: 211

View: 5471

Killing Freud takes the reader on a journey through the 20th century, tracing the work and influence of one of its greatest icons, Sigmund Freud. A devastating critique, Killing Freud ranges across the strange case of Anna O, the hysteria of Josef Breuer, the love of dogs, the Freud industry, the role of gossip and fiction, bad manners, pop psychology and French philosophy, figure skating on thin ice, and contemporary therapy culture. A map to the Freudian minefield and a masterful negotiation of high theory and low culture, Killing Freud is a witty and fearless revaluation of psychoanalysis and its real place in 20th century history. It will appeal to anyone curious about the life of the mind after the death of Freud.

Developmental Psychology

Author: Derek Hook,Jacki Watts,Kate Cockcroft

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713687

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 2669

Developmental Psychology Second Edition provides a theory-driven approach to understanding human development from two perspectives – the psychoanalytic and the cognitive. These two perspectives, which form the first sections of the book, complement one another. The third section of the book brings together thoughts on the South African context and the impact it has on development.

Freud And Psychoanalysis

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842438891

Category: Psychology

Page: 96

View: 2810

Sigmund Freud was one of the giants of 20th century thought. His ideas have been hugely influential not only in psychology but in all the social sciences and the arts. Even those who have never read a word of his writings are familiar with his concepts of the id, the ego, the Oedipus complex and the workings of the unconscious mind.This looks at Freud's life from his birth in the small Moravian town of Freiburg in 1856 to his death in Hampstead in 1939. Each of Freud's major works is summarised and his central ideas explored. Controversies over his methods and practices are examined. Did he, as some critics have alleged, turn his back on evidence of genuine child abuse in 1890s Vienna and prefer instead to ascribe it to fantasy and wish fulfilment? What were the reasons behind his terrible quarrel with Carl Gustav Jung? Does his 'talking cure' of psychoanalysis actually work? The essential information about Freud's enormously productive life and career is all here.

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis & Dream Psychology (Psychoanalysis for Beginners)

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8075839412

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Introduction to Psychoanalysis is a set of lectures given by Sigmund Freud 1915-17, which became the most popular and widely translated of his works. The 28 lectures offered an elementary stock-taking of his views of the unconscious, dreams, and the theory of neuroses at the time of writing, as well as offering some new technical material to the more advanced reader. In these three-part Introductory Lectures, by beginning with a discussion of Freudian slips in the first part, moving on to dreams in the second, and only tackling the neuroses in the third, Freud succeeded in presenting his ideas as firmly grounded in the common-sense world of everyday experience. Freud built his complete method of psycho-analysis around his dream theories. In the book Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners Freud explains the buried meanings inside dreams, particularly the drive and the connection between the unconscious and conscious, blocked sexual cravings, and the significance of dreams to our overall well-being. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. In creating psychoanalysis, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud's redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the mechanisms of repression as well as for elaboration of his theory of the unconscious.

Developmental Psychology

Author: Jacki Watts,Kate Cockcroft,Norman Duncan (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919895154

Category: Psychology

Page: 686

View: 912

Offers a theory-driven approach to understanding human development from two perspectives - the psychoanalytic and the cognitive. This book presents thoughts on the South African context and the impact it has on development. It is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and health professionals.

Understanding Psychoanalysis

Author: Matthew Sharpe,Joanne Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317492951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 6502

"Understanding Psychoanalysis" presents a broad introduction to the key concepts and developments in psychoanalysis and its impact on modern thought. Charting pivotal moments in the theorization and reception of psychoanalysis, the book provides a comprehensive account of the concerns and development of Freud's work, as well as his most prominent successors, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan.The work of these leading psychoanalytic theorists has greatly influenced thinking across other disciplines, notably feminism, film studies, poststructuralism, social and cultural theory, the philosophy of science and the emerging discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Analysing this engagement with other disciplines and their key theorists, "Understanding Psychoanalysis" argues for a reconsideration of psychoanalysis as a resource for philosophy, science, and cultural studies.


Author: Ruth Berry

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340780121

Category: Psychology

Page: 88

View: 2805

This beginner's guide provides readers with the essential facts and concepts behind the father of psychoanalysis and his work. It examines Freud's life and times, the development of psychoanalysis and his key concepts and ideas using jargon-free language and highlighting key concepts.