Originally published in 1922, this title was intended for the expert and for the general reader. The original blurb states: "As far as the general reader is concerned, there does not yet exist a volume which gives a straightforward and thoroughly comprehensible explanation of the leading methods and theories of psychoanalysis, in conjunction with an exposition of the philosophical, educational, and general psychological bearings of the doctrine. But the author’s main object is a practical one. ‘The method to which experience has led me, and whose results are here recorded,’ writes Baudouin in the first chapter, ‘is founded upon unceasing collaboration between autosuggestion and psychoanalysis. Whether it be heretical or not, I am confident that immense advantage can be derived from such collaboration.’"
Table of Contents
Translator’s Preface. 1. General Survey Part 1: Theoretical Exposition 2. Sketch of an Affective Theory of the Association of Ideas 3. Dynamics of the Affective Life, and the Evolution of Instincts 4. Mixed Method: Psychoanalysis and Suggestion Part 2: Case Histories 5. Children 6. The Crisis of Adolescence 7. Attitude Towards the Parents 8. The Instinct of Self-Preservation and the Instinct for Motherhood 9. Typical Nervous Disorders 10. Mental Disorders 11. Sublimations 12. The Search for a Guide. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.