Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Very Short Introductions

By (author) Anthony Storr

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 172mm x 14mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192854550
  • ISBN 13: 9780192854551
  • Illustrations note: halftones & drawings
  • Sales rank: 41,691

Product description

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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Author information

Anthony Storr qualified as a doctor in 1944. He subsequently specialized in psychiatry, trained as an analyst, and taught psychotherapy at Oxford. His books include The Integrity of the Personality (1960), The Dynamics of Creation (1972), Jung (1973), Solitude (1988), and Music and the Mind (1992). He is formerly Fellow of Green College, Oxford.

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a model exercise in synthesis, and the final essay on the "appeal" of psychotherapy is especially neat. Independent

Table of contents

List of illustrations ; 2. Life and character ; 3. Exploring the past ; 4. Free association, dreams, and transference ; 5. Ego, super-ego, and id ; 6. Aggression, depression, and paranoia ; 7. Jokes and The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life ; 8. Art and literature ; 9. Culture and religion ; 10. Freud as therapist ; 11. Psycho-analysis today ; 12. The appeal of psycho-analysis ; Further reading ; Index