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An Outline of Abnormal Psychology

ISBN 9781138941458
Published January 11, 2017 by Routledge
590 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1926, a complement to the author’s Outline of Psychology, this book surveys the field of neurotic and mental disorders in so far as they are not due to gross organic lesions. It discusses this principal types of mental process that are abnormal or disorderly in the sense that they are departures from the fully waking processes of the normal mind, seeking to understand them in terms of the general principles laid down in the earlier volume. Sleep, the influence of drugs and suggestion, conflict and repression, automatisms and somnambulisms, morbid fears, obsessions and impulsions, perversions, delusions, exaltation and depression, multiple personalities, psycho-therapy, and the schools of abnormal psychology – these and many others are the topics discussed from the point of view, not of medical practice, but of psychological theory. A book, not for the medical expert only, but for every man or woman interested in the riddle of human personality.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Sketch of the Schools of Abnormal Psychology  2. On the Nature of Functional Disorders in General  3. Fatigue, Drugs, and Sleep  4. Hypnosis  5. Theory of Hypnosis and Suggestion  6. Theories of Suggestion of Janet and Freud  7. Dreaming  8. Freud’s Theory of Dreaming  9. Jung’s Theory of Dreaming  10. Day-Dreaming  11. Conflict, Repression, and the Complex  12. Dissociation  13. Automatisms – Fugues, Somnambulisms, Fits  14. Vague Fears and Anxieties  15. Symbolisation and Symbolic Symptoms  16. Regression  17. Tics and Stereotyped Movements  18. Compulsions and Obsessions  19. Perversions of the Sex Impulse  20. Delusions  21. Hallucinations  22. Exaltation and Depression  23. Schizophrenia  24. Epileptoid Seizures  25. Freud’s Views on the Nature and Causation of Neurotic and Mental Disorders  26. Freud’s Therapy  27. Dr. Alfred Adler’s Theory of the Neuroses  28. Psychological Types and Their Relations to the Disorder-Process  29. Psychotherapeutic Methods and Mental Hygiene  30. Alternating Personalities  31. Coexisting or Coconscious Personalities  32. Trance Personalities  33. Theory of Personality and of its Disintegration  34. Integration and Disintegration from the Point of View of Consciousness.  Appendix – The Definition of the Sexual Instinct.  Index.

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