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Freud - The Key Ideas (Paperback)


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Reading the complete works of Sigmund Freud would take more time than most of us have to spare. Freud - the Key Ideas condenses everything you need to know into one book. With clear explanations and examples drawn from Freud's own cases you will soon have a solid understanding of the main concepts, from psychosexual development to dream analysis.

You will learn about Freud's upbringing and the development of his thinking. Discover his early work and influences, from his medical training to his interest in hysteria and hypnosis and the germination of his first ideas about the unconscious and psychoanalysis. Explore all the fundamental aspects of his thinking, his interpretation of dreams, his theories on sexuality, the nature of identity and his views on society.

Freud - the Key Ideas explains each aspect of the man and his work in a straightforward and jargon-free way, making often complex theories easy to get to grips with.

About the Author

Ruth Snowden first became interested in the works of Freud while studying for her BSc degree in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. She went on to set up a complementary therapy practice offering personal development. In 1998, her first book, Working with Dreams, was published, her research for which led her back into the realms of Freud. She is currently a full-time writer.

Praise For…

"All you need to know about Freud in one neat package"Amazon reviewer

"For anyone even with a passing interest in Psychology or the mind of Sigmund Freud, then this is an excellent starting point to get you well on your way to studying the man"Amazon reviewer

"a very useful book for anyone who wants a handy reference work on Freud's work and ideas, whether they are an academic or a general reader"Amazon reviewer
Product Details
ISBN: 9781444103281
ISBN-10: 1444103288
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Publication Date: August 31st, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Teach Yourself Philosophy