BASICS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Absorbing, easy to read and understand, here is a fascinating presentation of Freud's principal theories on psychology. Culled from forty years of writing by the founder of psychoanalysis, this is the first book which gives, in a comprehensive and systematic form, Freud's thinking on the organization, dynamics and development of the normal human personality.
Calvin S. Hall outlines Freud's penetrating diagnosis of the balances existing between the mind and emotions, and points out his important discoveries about the parts played by instincts, the conscious and unconscious, and anxiety in the functioning of the human psyche. In discussing the elements that form personality, the author explains the ideas of the pioneer thinker in psychology on defense mechanisms, the channeling of instinctual drives, and the role of sex in the boy and girl maturing into man and woman.
Lucid, illuminating and instructive, this is an important book for everyone who wants to understand human behaviorin himself and in others.
"A Primer of Freudian Psychology is compact, readable, accurate."Gordon W. Allport, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University