Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies seen as originating from conflicts in the psyche, through dialogue between patient and psychoanalyst, and the distinctive theory of mind and human agency derived from it.
An Outline of Psychoanalysis
In June 1938, at eighty-two, Freud began writing this terse survey of the fundamentals of psychoanalysis. He marshals here the whole range of psychoanalytic theory & therapy in lucid prose & continues his open-mindedness to new departures, such as the potential of drug therapy. While the book remained unfinished, it covers the essentials of psychoanalysis.
Beyond the Pleasure Principle: And Other Writings
In Freud’s view we are driven by the desire for pleasure, as well as by the desire to avoid pain. But the pursuit of pleasure has never been a simple thing. Pleasure can be a form of fear, a form of memory and a way of avoiding reality. Above all, as these essays show with remarkable eloquence, pleasure is a way in which we repeat ourselves.
Studies in Hysteria
Studies on Hysteria is an 1895 book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and the physician Josef Breuer. It consists of a joint introductory paper; followed by five individual studies of “hysterics” ? Breuer’s famous case of Anna O., seminal for the development of psychoanalysis, and four more by Freud? including his evaluation of Emmy von N? and finishing with a theoretical essay by Breuer and a more practice-oriented one on therapy by Freud.
Translated from the German by Josef Breuer.
Civilization and Its Discontents
Civilization and Its Discontents is a book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. It was written in 1929 and first published in German in 1930 as Das Unbehagen in der Kultur. Exploring what Freud sees as the important clash between the desire for individuality and the expectations of society, the book is considered one of Freud’s most important and widely read works, and was described in 1989 by historian Peter Gay as one of the most influential and studied books in the field of modern psychology.
The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud
Psychopathology of Everyday Life, The Interpretation of Dreams, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Wit and Its Relation to the Unconsious, Totem and Taboo and The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement
This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior.
Translated from the German by A.A. Brill (Translator).