By Joseph Schwartz
Psychoanalysis is arguably crucial highbrow improvement of the 20 th century; phrases like repressed, neurotic, ego, and paranoid at the moment are a part of our daily vernacular. In Cassandra's Daughter, Joseph Schwartz provides the historical past of psychoanalysis from its origins within the nineteenth-century to the current day. Schwartz explains the pre-Freudian methods to psychological disorder, Freud's personal theories, and the controversies provoked by way of Freudian inspiration within the analytic group. He then specializes in Freud's colleagues, opponents, successors, and detractors together with Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Harry Stack Sullivan, Melanie Klein, and Erich Fromm. Schwartz contextualizes rival faculties and interpretations in addition to probing the connection among psychoanalysis, physics, and biology, whereas debunking the feedback that psychoanalysis isn't really a sound technology.
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