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Palgrave Macmillan

Sigmund Freud

Examining the Essence of his Contribution

ISBN 9781403999856
Publication Date April 2008
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Mind Shapers

A beautifully written exposition of Freud's ideas and how they emerged from the zeitgeist of the age, Stevens offers students and general readers a stimulating and uniquely balanced assessment of Freud's work. He also examines its implications for society and for understanding the person. The best and most readable introduction to Freud available.

RICHARD STEVENS was previously Head of Psychology at the Open University, UK, and has been Chair of the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain and consultant editor for psychoanalysis for the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Psychology. His previous books include Personal World and Understanding the Self. Dr Stevens broadcasts regularly on psychological issues.

Preface
Prelude: The Individual as Integrator 
PART ONE: FREUD AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Freud-The Man
The Unconscious
Psychosexual Development
Psychodynamics
Theory of Neurosis
The Practice of Analysis as Therapy
Freud's Progeny - Developments in Psychoanalysis
PART TWO: THE NATURE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
Integration and Interpretation
Psychoanalysis as Science
The Significance of Meaning
A Personal Creation
Moral Implications and Social Impact
The Relevance of Freud Today 
APPENDIX: EXERCISES IN SELF-AWARENESS 
References and Notes
Index

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