Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit https://www.mcgrathnicol.com/creditors/booktopia-group/
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
General Introduction to Psychoanalysis : Classics of World Literature - Sigmund Freud

General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

By: Sigmund Freud

Paperback | 1 August 2012

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

Sigmund 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.

With an Introduction and Notes by Stephen Wilson, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

About the Author

Sigismund Freud (1856 - 1939), better known as Sigmund Freud, was an Austrian psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. If some of his ideas, always controversial, have now fallen out of favour, it does not diminish the impact that his thinking has had on psychology, therapy and, indeed, culture in general. His favourite book, 'The Interpretation of Dreams', remains the most significant work on the subject matter, even if some of the underlying theories have been discredited.

More in Psychoanalytical Theory & Freudian Psychology

The Red Book : Liber Novus - Carl Jung

RRP $489.95

$288.90

41%
OFF
The Psychology Book : Big Ideas Simply Explained

RRP $42.99

$36.50

15%
OFF
The Maternal Experience : Encounters with Ambivalence and Love - Margo Lowy
The Unconscious : Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications - Joel Weinberger
Mentalizing in Psychotherapy : A Guide for Practitioners - Carla Sharp
Jacques Lacan : A Critical Introduction - Martin Murray

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $43.99

$20.90

52%
OFF
The Seductions of Psychoanalysis : Freud, Lacan and Derrida - John Forrester
The Sane Society : Routledge Classics - Erich Fromm

RRP $24.99

$23.75

Counselling for Anxiety Problems : Therapy in Practice - Diana J Sanders

FREE SHIPPING

Reading Freud : Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory - Tony Thwaites

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $100.80

$90.75

10%
OFF

Popular Searches