Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (Norton Library)

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Pub. Date: 1990-09-17
Publisher(s): W. W. Norton & Company
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Summary

To Freud, individual and social psychology were virtually identical. The question he addresses here is, What are the emotional bonds that hold collective entities, such as an army and a church, together? It is a fruitful question, and Freud offers some interesting answers. But Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego stands chiefly as an invitation to further psychoanalytic exploration.

Table of Contents

Sigmund Freud: A Brief Life ix
Peter Gay
Editor's Note xxv
Introduction
3(3)
Le Bon's Description of the Group Mind
6(13)
Other Accounts of Collective Mental Life
19(7)
Suggestion and Libido
26(6)
Two Artificial Groups: the Church and the Army
32(8)
Further Problems and Lines of Work
40(6)
Identification
46(8)
Being in Love and Hypnosis
54(8)
The Herd Instinct
62(7)
The Group and the Primal Horde
69(9)
A Differentiating Grade in the Ego
78(7)
Postscript
85(14)
List of Abbreviations 99(2)
Bibliography and Author Index 101(6)
General Index 107

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