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Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Psychopathology of  Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud
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In "Psychopathology of Everyday Life," Sigmund Freud delves into the unconscious mind and explores how seemingly innocent mistakes and forgetfulness can reveal deeper psychological issues. Through a series of case studies and anecdotes, Freud demonstrates how everyday slips of the tongue or memory lapses can provide insight into repressed thoughts, desires, and emotions.

Freud's analysis is both thought-provoking and illuminating, offering readers a new perspective on the inner workings of the mind. His writing is engaging and accessible, making complex psychological concepts easy to understand for the layperson.

Overall, "Psychopathology of Everyday Life" is a fascinating exploration of the hidden depths of the human psyche, shedding light on the ways in which our unconscious thoughts and feelings manifest themselves in our everyday lives. Freud's keen observations and keen insights make this book a must-read for anyone interested in psychology or the workings of the mind.

Book Description:
Professor Freud developed his system of psychoanalysis while studying the so-called borderline cases of mental diseases, such as hysteria and compulsion neurosis. By discarding the old methods of treatment and strictly applying himself to a study of the patient's life he discovered that the hitherto puzzling symptoms had a definite meaning, and that there was nothing arbitrary in any morbid manifestation. Psychoanalysis always showed that they referred to some definite problem or conflict of the person concerned. It was while tracing back the abnormal to the normal state that Professor Freud found how faint the line of demarcation was between the normal and neurotic person, and that the psychopathologic mechanisms so glaringly observed in the psychoneuroses and psychoses could usually be demonstrated in a lesser degree in normal persons. This led to a study of the faulty actions of everyday life and later to the publication of the Psychopathology of Everyday Life, a book which passed through four editions in Germany and is considered the author's most popular work. With great ingenuity and penetration the author throws much light on the complex problems of human behavior, and clearly demonstrates that the hitherto considered impassable gap between normal and abnormal mental states is more apparent than real. This translation is made of the fourth German edition, and while the original text was strictly followed, linguistic difficulties often made it necessary to modify or substitute some of the author's cases by examples comprehensible to the English-speaking reader. (Introduction to the translation by A. A. Brill)

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Reviewer: - October 14, 2019
The reading is excellent---quite dry, but I think that's appropriate. That's her style, and that's fine. It suits me. Thanks you.

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