Synopses & Reviews
Sigmund Freud's influence on modern psychology and scholarly thought is incalculable. Yet the greatest exposure most students have to Freud's work comes from parodies, caricatures, and misrepresentations. Sigmund Freud fills this gap, tracing Freud's methods, goals, and the development of his theories, from his early studies of neural structures to his work as a philosopher of human civilization. Highlights include Freud's work with hysterics, his "discovery" of the subconscious, and his theories of human sexuality.
"In this beautifully crafted and well-illustrated new biography...[Muckenhoupt] tells most movingly the story of Freud's fascinating life and work.... This handsome volume should be intriguing not only to young adults and the general reader, but also (as an effective summary) to graduate students and professionals in the fields of mental health and the behavioral sciences."--Science Books and Films
"College-level readers will find [Sigmund Freud] worthwhile.... [Muckenhoupt's] writing is clear, and she confronts several of Freud's strengths and weaknesses evenhandedly.... Merits inclusion in public and school libraries."--Library Journal
"A balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times.... [A] good introduction to a still-controversial figure."--Kirkus Reviews
"A highly readable biography.... A fascinating account of the father of psychoanalysis, and the times in which the great Austrian doctor lived.... Will interest and inform anyone--adults included--wanting an introduction to Freud's life and a balanced treatment of his major theories."--Kliatt
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-153) and index.
About the Author
is an independent psychological researcher. She holds an A.B. degree from Harvard University, and a Sc.M. degree from Brown University. She has worked on clinical studies of schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has performed research on color visionand psycholinguistics. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.