1st Edition

Psychological Automatism 2 Volume Set Total Automatism and Partial Automatism

    480 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Pierre Janet’s De l'Automatisme Psychologique, originally published in 1889, is one of the earliest and most important books written on the study of trauma and dissociation. Here it is made available in English for the first time, with a new foreword by Giuseppe Craparo and Onno van der Hart.

    Published here in two volumes, this seminal work will be of great interest to researchers and students of psychoanalysis, philosophy and modernism, as well as psychotherapists and psychoanalysts working with clients who have experienced trauma.

    Volume I. 1. Isolated Psychological Phenomena  2. Forgetting and Various Successive Psychological Existences  3. Suggestion and the Narrowing of the Field of Consciousness  Volume II.  Chapter 1. Subconscious Acts  2. Anesthesias and Simultaneous Psychological Existences  3. Various Forms of Psychological Disaggregation  4. Mental Weakness and Strength


    Pierre Janet (1859-1947) is regarded as one of the most seminal clinicians and thinkers of the last two centuries. His work spanned the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and philosophy.

    Giuseppe Craparo, PhD, is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and associate professor of clinical psychology at the Kore University of Enna, Italy. 

    Onno van der Hart, PhD, is a psychologist, retired psychotherapist, and emeritus professor at Utrecht University.