Freud, Sigmund. General Psychological Theory: Papers on Metapsychology. New York: Macmillan, 1997. A collection of Freud's papers about the practice of psychoanalysis.
_. An Outline of Psychoanalysis. Translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby .
New York: Penguin Books, 2003. A brief introduction to Freudian theory. Beginning students of Freud may find the tone too didactic and the treatment too abbreviated; however, it is valuable when read in conjunction with a good summary of Freud from a secondary source. Gay, Peter. Freud: A Life for Our Time. 1988. Reprint. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998. Well-written biography of Freud places his work in historical and psychological context. Accessible to the reader who may only have a passing familiarity with Freudian theory.
_, ed. The Freud Reader. Reprint. New York: W. W. Norton, 1995. A
well-edited volume of selections of Freud's work. The Interpretation of Dreams, Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ("Dora"), and Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality are particularly important in defining the basics of Freud's theory.
Hall, Calvin Springer, Gardner Lindzey, andJohn Campbell. "Freud's Classical Psychoanalytical Theory." In Theories of Personality. 4th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. This chapter is the classic textbook summary of Freud's theory. Readable, thorough, and accurate. Also presents a brief discussion of psychoanalytic research methods and criticisms of the theory. Jones, Ernest. The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud. Edited and abridged by Lionel Trilling and Steven Marcus.3 vols. New York: Basic Books, 1981. Jones was a confidant of Freud and his official biographer. Interesting as an insider's account of Freud's life.
Kardiner, Abram. My Analysis with Freud. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977. Kardiner is a well-known analyst. This brief volume is a personal account of his own analysis, with Freud as the therapist. A fascinating insider's account of Freudian analysis and the forces that shaped the psychoanalytic movement.
See also: Abnormality: Psychological Models; Dreams; Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic Psychology; Psychotherapy: Goals and Techniques; Women's Psychology: Karen Horney; Women's Psychology: Sigmund Freud.
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