Sigmund Freud theories on the unconscious revolutionized the way we approach human behavior. This accessible and entertaining guide introduces Freud's key ideas, including:
• Psychoanalysis and its principles
• Therapeutic techniques such as dream analysis and hypnosis
• Psychosexual development, including the Oedipus complex
• The ego, id and superego
• Life and death drives
Alan Porter 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.
Including illustrations throughout, simple bullet-pointed summaries at the end of each chapter and fact boxes to highlight key information, Knowledge in a Nutshell: Sigmund Freud is the perfect introduction to the great psychoanalyst and his ideas.