Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Sigmund Freud

By discarding the old methods of treatment and strictly applying him self to a study of the patients 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 Ereud 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 Psycho pathology of Everyday Life, a book which passed through four editions in Germany and is considered the authors most popular work.

status Copy #1 (4791): in
genre Social Science » Psychology
publisher Forgotten Books
publish date June 12, 2012
popularity checked out 2 time(s)

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