The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

by Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life Synopsis

This collection of writings is famous for giving us the phrase 'Freudian slip'. It also builds up a strong social history of Vienna and the middle-class social milieu of Freud and his patients. Through a series of case histories, some no longer than a few lines long, Freud explores how it is that normal people make slips of speech, writing, reading and remembering in their everyday life, and reveals what it is that they betray about the existence of a sub-text or subliminal motive to our conscious actions. As he explains, most of these slips tend of be of a relatively anodyne nature, but some are a little more sinister, particularly those where pride or thwarted love are concerned...

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141184036
Publication date: 4th July 2002
Author: Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology),

About Sigmund Freud, Paul Keegan

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in exile in London in 1939. As a writer and doctor he remains one of the informing voices of the twentieth century.

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