Knowledge in a Nutshell: Sigmund Freud: The Complete Guide to the Great Psychologist, Including Dreams, Hypnosis and Psychoanalysis (Paperback)

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This accessible and entertaining guide introduces Sigmund Freud's life and ideas, from dream analysis to the superego.

Sigmund Freud's theories on the unconscious revolutionized the way we approach human behavior. This essential introduction explores his theories and the implications they had for understanding an array of psychological issues, including trauma, repressed memory, childhood development and more.

It also explores Freud's life as a scientist - the conflicts and controversies he faced when proposing his new ideas to his contemporaries - and the ways in which his theories have influenced psychology today.

Sections include:
- Freud's early life
- Psychoanalysis
- Free association
- The unconscious
- Interpreting dreams
- The Oedipus complex
- Case histories
- Modern evaluations of Freud

Images and diagrams are included, as well as bullet pointed summaries at the end of each chapter to pick out key concepts.

Perfect for students on anyone wanting to get to grip with Freud's ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to the great psychoanalyst and his ground-breaking concepts.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The critically-acclaimed Knowledge in a Nutshell series provides accessible and engaging introductions to wide-ranging topics, written by experts in their fields.

About the Author


Alan Porter is the Assistant Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster where he has taught the BSc Psychology course for many years. He studied psychology at the Polytechnic of Central London and the London School of Economics. He has over 25 years experience of teaching social psychology and the history of psychology. Alan's research interests are in the history and philosophy of psychology, social representations and how academic psychology is understood and used in everyday life.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789505641
ISBN-10: 178950564X
Publisher: Arcturus Editions
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Knowledge in a Nutshell