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Psychoanalysis: Topic Page
Name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders.
Alfred Adler (1870-1937): Topic Page
Pioneer psychiatrist, born in Vienna, Austria. He trained in Vienna, and first practised as an ophthalmologist, but later turned to mental disease and became a prominent member of the psychoanalytical group which formed around Sigmund Freud in 1900.
Gabriel Alexander (1891 - 1964): Topic Page
Alexander's contributions lie in the areas of psychoanalytic research, psychotherapy and psychosomatics. He was the most prominent representative of the neo-Freudian Chicago School of psychoanalysis.
Erik Erikson (1902-1994): Topic Page
German-born US psychoanalytic theorist who contributed to the understanding of human mental development.
Anna Freud (1895-1982): Topic Page
Wife of famed Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): Topic Page
Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis and proved to be the most influential writer about the unconscious mind in the twentieth century. In 1900, he published The Interpretation of Dreams, which became a seminal work in the history of psychoanalysis. Not only did it include his ideas about the unconscious and the conscious, it also revealed Freud’s tendency to view many psychological conflicts as rooted in sexuality.
Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980): Topic Page
First educated by Jewish teachers and Talmudists, Fromm studied sociology with Alfred Weber at Heidelberg. He was trained in psychoanalysis and became a psychoanalyst at the end of the twenties.
Karen Horney (1885 - 1952): Topic Page
German-born US psychoanalyst best known for her concentration on the importance of the environment in the development of character.
Melanie Klein (1882-1960): Topic Page
Melanie Klein was one of the most influential and controversial psychoanalysts in Britain, one of the current analytic schools being named after her. She trained originally as a nursery-school teacher.
Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957): Topic Page
Psychiatrist and writer. He studied medicine in Vienna and, becoming interested in Freud’s theories of sexuality, became associated with Freud’s Psychoanalytic Polyclinic in Vienna.
Freud by Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century--a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly misunderstood in his own time and in ours. Roudinesco traces Freuds life from his upbringing as the eldest of eight siblings in a prosperous Jewish-Austrian household to his final days in London, a refugee of the Nazis' annexation of his homeland. She recreates the milieu of fin de siecle Vienna in the waning days of the Habsburg Empire--an era of extraordinary artistic innovation, given luster by such luminaries as Gustav Klimt, Stefan Zweig, and Gustav Mahler. In the midst of it all, at the modest residence of Berggasse 19, Freud pursued his clinical investigation of nervous disorders, blazing a path into the unplumbed recesses of human consciousness and desire. Yet this revolutionary who was overthrowing cherished notions of human rationality and sexuality was, in his politics and personal habits, in many ways conservative, Roudinesco shows. In his chauvinistic attitudes toward women, and in his stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing threat of Hitler until it was nearly too late, even the analytically-minded Freud had his blind spots. Alert to his intellectual complexity--the numerous tensions in his character and thought that remained unresolved--Roudinesco ultimately views Freud less as a scientific thinker than as the master interpreter of civilization and culture.
Call Number: BF109.F74 R68 2016
Publication Date: 2016