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Mental Zoo
Animals in the Human Mind and its Pathology





ISBN 9781782201670
Published February 28, 2014 by Routledge
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

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