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Sigmund Freud's theories on the unconscious revolutionized the way we approach human behavior. This accessible and entertaining guide introduces Freud's key ideas, including:
• Psychoanalysis and its principles
• Therapeutic techniques such as dream analysis and hypnosis
• Psychosexual development, including the Oedipus complex
• The ego, id and superego
• Life and death drives
Alan Porter 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.
Including illustrations throughout and simple bullet-pointed summaries at the end of each chapter, Knowledge in a Nutshell: Sigmund Freud is the perfect introduction to the great psychoanalyst and his ideas.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The 'Knowledge in a Nutshell' series by Arcturus Publishing provides engaging introductions to many fields of knowledge, including philosophy, psychology and physics, and the ways in which humankind has sought to make sense of our world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alan Porter is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster where he leads the BSc Psychology course. 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.