Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Feb 22, 2001 - Psychology - 176 pages
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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psycho-analysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Great overview of Freud's life, personality, and work. - Goodreads
It's not the best introduction to Freud by a long way - Goodreads
Clear and concise intro to Freud. - Goodreads
A very critical introduction, and rightly so. - Goodreads
Short, clear introduction to the works of Dr. Freud. - Goodreads

Review: Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Meisterdenker)

User Review  - Johannes Bertus - Goodreads

A very critical introduction, and rightly so. Freud's ideas seem horribly contrived, unscientific and often just plain wrong. The most interesting ones (like the nature of subconscious) get little ... Read full review

Review: Freud: A Very Short Introduction (Meisterdenker)

User Review  - Kathie H - Goodreads

The Very Short Introduction series is indispensable to me. I began with Schopenhauer & continued with Freud. Accessible & readable even for a novice like me, I found this book hard to put down. The ... Read full review


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Chapter 1Life and character
Chapter 2From trauma to phantasy
Chapter 3Exploring the past
Chapter 4Free association dreams and transference
Chapter 5Ego superego and id
Chapter 6Aggression depression and paranoia
Chapter 8Art and literature
Chapter 9Culture and religion
Chapter 10Freud as therapist
Chapter 11Psychoanalysis today
Chapter 12The appeal of psychoanalysis
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Chapter 7Jokes and The PsychoPathology of Everyday Life

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