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The author of the book: Sigmund Freud
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.31 MB
Edition: Penguin
Date of issue: January 31st 1991
ISBN: 0140138021
ISBN 13: 9780140138023

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Psychology = Freud.
Dr. Freud has cropped up in conversations a million of times with different people in different situations. It always felt like everyone just "knew" him/his work.
I was in the illusion that somehow I know about his work as well until my sister started her applied behaviour analysis course. Our discussions revolved around Skinner, behaviourism and of course anti-Freudianism. It is worth mentioning that I had developed a fair liking for Freud over the years, and my sister's consistent amplification of Skinnerism got to me. That was it! I had to read about Sigmund Freud officially, so this is my first-ever Freudian book other than coming across him as a reference in other books.

My verdict: Sigmund Freud was a genius.
This book was no walk in the garden, it was dense, it was overwhelming as there were way too many concepts flowing around, it was thought-provoking, and it left me crying at 2:00 in the morning(experiencing the grandiosity in the letters exchanged by Einstein and Freud on war).
I am glad that I chose this book as I have now begun on a long journey to search for the man himself and that my feelings have developed into love for him!
And the one adhesive message that will stick to my memory is civilization is a failure in itself.

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Ebook Civilization, Society and Religions: Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego/Future of an Illusion/Civilization and Its Discontents read Online! Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.

Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The family moved to Leipzig and then settled in Vienna, where Freud was educated. Freud's family were Jewish but he was himself non-practising.

In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital. He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis. In 1885, Freud went to Paris as a student of the neurologist Jean Charcot. On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders. The same year he married Martha Bernays, with whom he had six children.

Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them. In 1897, he began an intensive analysis of himself. In 1900, his major work 'The Interpretation of Dreams' was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.

In 1902, Freud was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Vienna, a post he held until 1938. Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud. In 1910, the International Psychoanalytic Association was founded with Carl Jung, a close associate of Freud's, as the president. Jung later broke with Freud and developed his own theories.

After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology. In 1923, he published 'The Ego and the Id', which suggested a new structural model of the mind, divided into the 'id, the 'ego' and the 'superego'.

In 1933, the Nazis publicly burnt a number of Freud's books. In 1938, shortly after the Nazis annexed Austria, Freud left Vienna for London with his wife and daughter Anna.

Freud had been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 1923, and underwent more than 30 operations. He died of cancer on 23 September 1939.


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