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General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. The Psychology of Errors
4. The Psychology of Errors Continued
5. The Psychology of Errors Conclusion
6. Difficulties and Preliminary Approach
7. Hypothesis and Technique of Interpretation
8. Manifest Dream Content and Latent Dream Thought
9. Dreams of Childhood
10. The Dream Censor
11. Symbolism in the Dream
12. The Dream-Work
13. Analyses of Sample Dreams
14. Archaic Remnants and Infantilism in the Dream
15. Wishful Fulfillment
16. Doubtful Points and Criticism
17. Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry
18. The Meaning of the Symptoms
19. Traumatic Fixation - The Unconscious
20. Resistance and Supression
21. The Sexual Life of Man
22. Development of the Libido and Sexual Organizations
23. Theories of Development and Regression - Etiology
24. The Development of the Symptoms
25. Ordinary Nervousness
26. Fear and Anxiety
27. The Libido Theory and Narcism
28. Transference
29. Analytical Therapy

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These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. Freud sets forth with a frankness almost startling the difficulties and limitations of psychoanalysis, and also describes its main methods and results as only a master and originator of a new school of thought can do. A text like this is the most opportune and will naturally more or less supersede all other introductions to the general subject of psychoanalysis. It presents the author in a new light, as an effective and successful popularizer, and is certain to be welcomed not only by the large and growing number of students of psychoanalysis in this country but by the yet larger number of those who wish to begin its study here and elsewhere. (From the Preface)