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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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
Le Bon's Description of the Group Mind
Other Accounts of Collective Mental Life
Suggestion and Libido
Two Artificial Groups: the Church and the Army
Further Problems and Lines of Work
Being in Love and Hypnosis
The Herd Instinct
The Group and the Primal Horde
A Differentiating Grade in the Ego
List of Abbreviations 99(2)
Bibliography and Author Index 101(6)
General Index 107

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