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The Oedipus Complex

Solutions or Resolutions?, 1st Edition

By Rhona M. Fear


160 pages

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This book focuses upon theories of the Oedipus complex beginning with the theory that Freud gradually developed, starting with his recognition that it is "an integral constituent of the neuroses". It explores the main theories of the Oedipus complex in accessible languages.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Theory -- The legend of Oedipus -- Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex -- Kleinian theory of the Oedipus situation -- A feminist approach to the Oedipus complex -- Bowlby’s attachment theory -- A new hypothesis: the correlation between attachment theory and the Oedipus complex -- Case Studies -- Milo: “Getting my own back!” -- Frank: a transference re-enactment -- Vivienne: a plethora of transferential figures -- Ian: an unexpected visitor -- Allan: “She is just so beautiful!” -- Ava: “wrecked by success” -- Discussion

About the Author

M. Fear, Rhona

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health