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Freud: A Very Short Introduction

Anthony Storr

22 February 2001

ISBN: 9780192854551

176 pages

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Very Short Introductions

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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.

  • Freud's theories of the unconscious, neurosis, repression, the ego, and so on revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves
  • Freud's influence extends far beyond psychology and psychiatry — he is studied in philosophy, literary theory, and cultural studies courses, for example
  • Anthony Storr is one of the most important writers on the subject

About the Author(s)

Anthony Storr, Formerly Fellow, Green College, Oxford

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


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