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STORR, A.: Freud - A Very Short Introduction (Abridged)


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STORR, A.: Freud - A Very Short Introduction (Abridged)

Sigmund Freud revolutionised the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships, Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud’s legacy today and the disputes that surround it. The first of several releases from Oxford University Press’s highly successful Very Short Introduction series. A popular and direct introduction.

Disc 1

  A Very Short Introduction - Freud
1.   Life and character 00:03:01
2.   Freud enrolled in the medical department of the University of Vienna 00:03:07
3.   From the mid - 1890s onward 00:02:15
4.   Like most people with this type of personality 00:03:22
5.   Freud exhibited a number of other obsessional habits and traits 00:02:22
6.   Freud had a lively appreciation of literature 00:02:47
7.   Freud's honesty compelled him substantially to modify or revise his ideas 00:02:22
8.   Excessive generalisation is a temptation for all original thinkers 00:03:50
9.   From trauma to phantasy 00:03:37
10.   These reminiscences were of a special kind 00:02:42
11.   At first, Freud thought of the repressed affect as being always associated with trauma 00:03:45
12.   Freud's next step was to assert that, in many cases of hysteria 00:02:40
13.   For Freud, sex was especially suitable as a linchpin 00:02:45
14.   There were three reasons for Freud's subsequent abandonment of the seduction theory 00:03:09
15.   It is quite possible that psychoanalysts have underestimated 00:01:34
16.   Exploring the past 00:03:18
17.   Freud pictured the infant's sexuality as 'polymorphously perverse' 00:02:47
18.   Of a variety of oral characteristics described 00:02:40
19.   The Oedipus complex 00:02:36
20.   The female version of the Oedipus complex is less clearly worked out 00:03:59
21.   In putting forward his ideas about infantile sexuality 00:02:50
22.   Infantile amnesia 00:02:37
23.   Many common human problems 00:02:47
24.   Free association, dreams and transference 00:01:54
25.   Dreams 00:02:48
26.   Freud regarded dreams as if they were neurotic symptoms 00:03:39
27.   Freud's technique of dream interpretation is notably ingenious 00:02:31

Disc 2

  A Very Short Introduction - Freud
1.   Today, very few psychoanalysts support Freud's theory in its original form 00:02:22
2.   Transference 00:03:35
3.   It is surely because Freud was by nature an impersonal investigator 00:03:05
4.   Ego, super - ego and id 00:03:30
5.   Freud was essentially a dualist 00:03:59
6.   Structure of the mental apparatus 00:02:50
7.   The ego is that part of the mind representing consciousness 00:02:47
8.   The origin of Freud's concept of the super - ego 00:02:21
9.   Aggression 00:02:31
10.   Freud's first full acknowledgement of an aggressive instinct 00:03:23
11.   The death instinct 00:03:28
12.   Aggression, depression and paranoia 00:02:30
13.   Melancholia would today be described as a severe depressive illness 00:03:00
14.   What Freud suggests is illuminating 00:02:38
15.   Today we might describe the person prone to melancholia rather differently 00:04:25
16.   We commented earlier on the accuracy of Freud's description 00:03:22
17.   Jokes and The Psyco - Pathology of Everyday Life 00:04:06
18.   Freud's explanation is extremely ingenious 00:04:18
19.   Art and literature 00:03:30
20.   Since content, rather than style 00:03:12
21.   One cannot blame the art historians 00:04:18
22.   Freud's paper 'The Moses of Michelangelo' 00:04:03
23.   Culture and religion 00:02:01
24.   Totem and Taboo 00:03:13

Disc 3

  A Very Short Introduction - Freud
1.   The ritual totemic meal could be interpreted as a 'return of the repressed' 00:02:43
2.   Some of the same criticisms which have been levelled at Totem and Taboo 00:02:19
3.   Freud believed that religion originated in man's feelings of helplessness 00:03:44
4.   The impression gained from reading Freud 00:04:13
5.   Freud as therapist 00:03:30
6.   Earlier two reasons were given for requiring the patient to lie supine upon a couch 00:02:46
7.   A certain degree of detachment is undoubtedly required of the analyst 00:03:16
8.   Freud advised that most analytic patients should be seen every day 00:03:36
9.   Freud's own cases 00:03:56
10.   Any reader who studies the case of Dora without prejudice 00:03:05
11.   The 'Rat Man' is an entirely different porposition 00:03:00
12.   Freud gave his account of the 'Wolf Man' 00:04:16
13.   The 'Wolf Man' reveals that Freud discussed Dostoevsky with him 00:03:28
14.   Psychoanalysis today 00:03:19
15.   Earlier some aspects of the obsessional personality were outlined 00:04:15
16.   Freud defined the therapeutic aim of pyschoanalysis as follows 00:03:28
17.   Patients who seek psychoanalysis today are rather different 00:04:25
18.   Modern psychoanalysts have recognized the difficulty of defining 00:03:55
19.   The appeal of psychoanalysis 00:03:32
20.   Freud is often linked with Darwin and Marx 00:02:50
21.   Psychoanalysis has often been referred to as a religion 00:04:29
22.   Freudian theory made western man suspicious of conduct 00:04:51

Total Playing Time: 03:55:07

Storr, Anthony

Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA329712

Barcode: 9789626342978

Physical Release: 09/2003

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