Mental Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Mental Zoo

Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology, 1st Edition

Edited by Salman Akhtar, Vamik D. Volkan


336 pages

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This book offers a detailed and thorough perspective on the psychological meanings of animals to human beings and on their role in the development of the human mind and its psychopathology. It presents a multitude of new observations on human interactions with animals.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Conceptual Backdrop -- Animals in Psychiatric Symptomatology -- Freud’s Menagerie -- Rat People -- Horses and Horsewomen -- The Wolf in the Consulting Room -- Other Animals -- Man’s Best Friend -- A Journey with Homo Aves Through the Human Aviary -- Snakes and Us -- Spider Phobias and Spider Fantasies -- The Cat People Revisited

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health