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    A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Sigmund Freud, Introduction by Stephen Wilson, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionSigmund Freud's controversial ideas have penetrated Western culture more deeply than those of any other psychologist. The 'Freudian slip', the 'Oedipus complex', 'childhood sexuality', 'libido', 'narcissism' 'penis envy', the 'castration complex', the 'id', the 'ego' and the 'superego', 'denial', 'repression', 'identification', 'projection', 'acting out', the 'pleasure principle', the 'reality principle', 'defence-mechanism' - are all taken for granted in our everyday vocabulary. Psychoanalysis was never just a method of treatment, rather a vision of the human condition which has continued to fascinate and provoke long after the death of its originator. Its central hypothesis, that we live in conflict with ourselves and seek to resolve matters by turning away from reality, did not emerge from experimental science but from self-examination and the unique opportunities for observation presented by the psychoanalytic technique - in particular, from the confessions produced by 'free-association' in Freud's consulting room. Written during the turmoil of the First World War, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis was distilled from a series of lectures given at Vienna University, but had to wait for the war to end before being made available to the English speaking world.


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    Title
    A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigmund Freud, Introduction by Stephen Wilson, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840226867
    ISBN 10: 1840226862
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC23: 150.1954
    Thema V1.0: JMAF
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    08 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
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