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Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Libido Theory

ISBN 9781138964402
Published June 20, 2016 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

The libido theory is one of the major areas of interest in psychoanalysis. Freud’s insights in this field have been widely applied and used by psychoanalysts, adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, educationalists, experts on child development and social workers.

They have thrown light on the normal and abnormal aspects of sexual development from childhood to adulthood and on the role played by sexual development in neurotic disturbances. Further they have made possible an understanding of the complex field of sexual perversions.

Originally published in 1969, in this volume the reader will find twenty-four basic psychoanalytic concepts concerning the libido theory including oral erotism, anal erotism, phallic erotism, genital erotism, the Oedipus complex of the girl, the Oedipus complex of the boy, autoerotism, narcissism, masochism, sadism and bisexuality.

As in the other volumes in this series, the historical development of each concept and references to Freud’s works are clearly given so that students and scholars can pursue any aspect of special interest.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Foreword.  Introduction.  1. Source, Pressure, Aim and Object of the Sexual Component Instinct  2. Component Instincts  3. Erotogenic Zones  4. Erotism  5. Oral Erotism  6. Anal Erotism  7. Phallic Erotism  8. Oedipus Complex  9. The Oedipus Complex of the Girl  10. The Oedipus Complex of the Boy  11. Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex  12. Latency  13. Genital Erotism  14. Libidinal Development at Puberty  15. Autoerotism  16. Narcissism  17. Masochism  18. Sadism  19. Bisexuality  20. Activity–Passivity; Masculinity–Femininity  21. Scopophilia  22. Exhibitionism  23. Perversion  24. The Castration Complex.  Index.

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