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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Off the Shelf 0607-17

Sigmund Freud

By Kathleen Krull
© 2006

This brief biography of the well-known psychologist, Sigmund Freud, reveals some of the quirks of the man who developed the branch of medicine called psychoanalysis. His own background and upbringing fostered the now famous terms and concepts:

  • Id, ego, and superego
  • Dream interpretation
  • Free association on the famous couch
  • Oedipus complex

As an inquisitive scientist, Freud was never satisfied with status quo and constantly searched for answers to ‘why?’ Though his theory is not the sole method for assisting people with psychological issues, it did set the stage for modern psychology and new insights and treatments for mental illness.

Krull takes readers on a quick overview of Freud’s life, tying together his self-centered and unusual behaviors with his prominent influence in scientific circles, both during his life-time and henceforth.

My recommendation: 3 out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist



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