psychoanalysis

psychological theory that was founded in 1890 by the Viennese neurologist Sigmund Freud

Psychoanalysis (from Greek: ψυχή, psykhḗ, 'soul' + ἀνάλυσις, análysis, 'investigate') is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques used to study the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental disorders. The discipline was established in the early 1890s by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, who retained the term psychoanalysis for his own school of thought. Freud's work stems partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others. Psychoanalysis was later developed in different directions, mostly by students of Freud, such as Alfred Adler and his collaborator, Carl Gustav Jung, as well as by neo-Freudian thinkers, such as Erich Fromm, Karen Horney, and Harry Stack Sullivan.Psychoanalysis has been known to be a controversial discipline, and its validity as a science is very contested. Nonetheless, it retains a relatively salient influence within psychiatry, albeit more so in some quarters than others. Psychoanalytic concepts are also widely used outside the therapeutic arena, in areas such as psychoanalytic literary criticism, as well as in the analysis of film, fairy tales, philosophical perspectives as Freudo-Marxism and other cultural phenomena.
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Series

Anti-Oedipus

book by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

author: Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari

1972

A Thousand Plateaus

book by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

author: Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari

1980

Anti-Oedipus

book by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

author: Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari

1972

Introduction to Psychoanalysis

work by Sigmund Freud

author: Sigmund Freud

1916

Fragments d'un discours amoureux

author: Roland Barthes

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