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Problems in Dynamic Psychology
A Critique of Psychoanalysis and Suggested Formulations


  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316620014

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  • Originally published in 1923, this book was written by the Canadian psychiatrist John Thompson MacCurdy (1886–1947). The text provides a discussion of aspects of psychoanalysis and puts forward solutions for various problems in the field. It is divided into four main parts: 'Freudian Formulations'; 'The Relationship of Psychoanalysis and Suggestion'; 'The Preconscious Phase'; 'Instincts and their Manifestations'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of psychoanalysis and the writings of MacCurdy.

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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316620014
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 178 x 127 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Freudian Formulations:
    1. Introduction
    2. The unconscious and the 'wish'
    3. Instincts
    4. Sex
    5. Repression and ego-libido
    6. Dementia praecox and paranoia
    7. Depression
    8. The actual neuroses
    9. Emotions
    10. Dreams
    Part II. The Relationship of Psychoanalysis and Suggestion:
    11. Differences of technic
    12. Comparison of material gathered by hypnosis, psychoanalysis and observation of the psychoses
    Part III. The Preconscious Phase:
    13. Development of the sense of reality according to Ferenczi
    14. The origin of symbols
    15. The meaning of auto-erotism
    16. The primary subjective phase of Burrow
    Part IV. Instincts and their Manifestations:
    17. The theories of rivers
    18. Pragmatic conceptions of instincts and their classification
    19. The ego instincts
    20. The sex instincts and their motivations
    21. The herd instincts
    22. The co-operations and conflicts of instincts

  • Author

    John T. MacCurdy

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