A beautifully written exposition of Freud's ideas and how they emerged from the zeitgeist of the age, Stevens offers students and general readers a stimulating and uniquely balanced assessment of Freud's work. He also examines its implications for society and for understanding the person. The best and most readable introduction to Freud available.
RICHARD STEVENS was previously Head of Psychology at the Open University, UK, and has been Chair of the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain and consultant editor for psychoanalysis for the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Psychology. His previous books include Personal World and Understanding the Self. Dr Stevens broadcasts regularly on psychological issues.
Preface.- Prelude: The Individual as Integrator .- PART ONE: FREUD AND PSYCHOANALYSIS .- Freud-The Man .- The Unconscious .- Psychosexual Development .- Psychodynamics .- Theory of Neurosis .- The Practice of Analysis as Therapy .- Freud's Progeny Developments in Psychoanalysis .- PART TWO: THE.- NATURE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS .- Integration and Interpretation .- Psychoanalysis as Science .- The Significance of Meaning .- A Personal Creation .- Moral Implications and Social Impact .- The Relevance of Freud Today .- APPENDIX: EXERCISES IN SELF-AWARENESS .- References and Notes .- Index.