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Gain a solid understanding of the main concepts
Reading the complete works of Sigmund Freud would take more time than most of us have to spare. Freud - the Key Ideas condenses all the information you need about the life and work of the great man into one book. With clear explanations and examples drawn from Freud's own cases you will soon have a solid understanding of the main concepts, from psychosexual development to dream analysis.
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One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
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Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Ruth Snowden first became interested in the works of Freud while studying for her BSc degree in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. She went on to set up a complementary therapy practice offering personal development. In 1998, her first book, Working with Dreams, was published, her research for which led her back into the realms of Freud. She is currently a full-time writer.
Introduction 1. Freud's life and career 2. Freud's early work and influences 3. The beginnings of psychoanalysis 4. The interpretation of dreams 5. Exploring the unconscious 6. Sexual theories 7. Going back to childhood 8. Seeking an adult identity 9. Freud and society 10. Psychoanalysis Glossary Taking it further