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A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

In "A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud presents an overview of his groundbreaking theories and concepts in the field of psychoanalysis. The book is intended for a general audience, making Freud's ideas more accessible to the public. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts of psychoanalysis and offers insight into the workings of the human mind. The book covers key concepts in psychoanalysis, including: The Unconscious Mind: Freud explores the idea that much of human behavior is influenced by unconscious thoughts, desires, and conflicts, which can manifest in various ways, including dreams and slips of the tongue. The Oedipus Complex: Freud discusses the Oedipus complex, a central concept in psychoanalysis, which involves a child's feelings of attraction toward the opposite-sex parent and rivalry with the same-sex parent. He explains how its resolution can impact psychological development. Defense Mechanisms: Freud describes defense mechanisms that individuals use to protect themselves from uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, such as repression, denial, and projection. Dream Analysis: Freud emphasizes the significance of dreams in understanding the unconscious mind, introducing dream symbolism and interpretation as tools to uncover hidden desires and fears. Sexual Development: Freud explores stages of psychosexual development, including oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital stages, and their influence on personality and behavior. Neuroses: Freud examines various forms of neuroses, such as hysteria and obsessional neurosis, attributing them to repressed conflicts and unresolved issues from childhood.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Culturea
  • Publish Date: Oct 4th, 2023
  • Pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27in - 5.83in - 0.88in - 1.14lb
  • EAN: 9791041820139
  • Categories: Classics
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