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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

Perfect for students or 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.

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