Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind” as Want to Read:
Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Few historical figures have captured the public imagination as completely as Sigmund Freud. At a time when many ailments of the mind were treated with soothing baths or dangerous electroshock therapy, Freud initiated a novel practice: he simply listened to his patients. He called his method of treatment psychoanalysis, or “the talking cure.” Though the validity of Freud’s ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Clarion Books (first published 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sigmund Freud, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sigmund Freud

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-28 of 28)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
S10_tommccormack
Jul 27, 2010 S10_tommccormack rated it really liked it
Shelves: jewish
Ages: 14 and up

"Sigmund Freud: A Pioneer of the Mind" by Catherine Reef is a detailed biography of Freud's life. It is a well-researched book that also contains many pictures to accompany the text.

Reef effectively balances information about Freud's personal life with details about his professional work. She also describes how life in Europe during the twentieth century impacted Freud's work.

Freud is portrayed as a scientist, parent, husband, friend, philosopher, iconoclast, Jew, and atheist in
...more
Kymberly
Nov 11, 2011 Kymberly rated it it was amazing
This is a biography of Sigmund Freud. Which was the only book I could find for a book report I had to do for my Personality Psychology class. At first I was really disappointed that I could not find anything on Carl Jung, and I only had 'creepy' Freud to read. After reading this book, I now see Freud as a human seeing how his experiences and beliefs affected his odd freaky views. Amazingly enough, I now want to read more about Sigi and his life.
Michelle
Jan 13, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
It was a well written book. Though it seemed rather short for such a prolific man.
Brendan
Jan 07, 2013 Brendan rated it really liked it
This book tells the story of a bold man who challenged the thoughts and prejudices of humankind and acheieved success . Thai tells the story of an Austrain man who rised to greatness and changed Europe and the World forever .
BookDB
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2016
Patricia
Patricia is currently reading it
Aug 03, 2016
Lori Daley
Lori Daley marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2016
Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller rated it really liked it
May 10, 2016
Erika Hughes
Erika Hughes marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2016
Vyvy
Vyvy rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2015
Mandala
Mandala rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2015
Annemarie
Annemarie rated it really liked it
May 18, 2015
Mandi Chandler
Mandi Chandler rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2014
Ev
Ev marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2016
Paul
Paul marked it as to-read
May 11, 2014
Gisella Putri
Gisella Putri marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2014
Pancho
Pancho rated it it was ok
Mar 04, 2013
Melissa Lee-Tammeus
Melissa Lee-Tammeus marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2013
Ana
Ana rated it it was ok
Jul 29, 2012
Zanzarr or black bibliophile
Zanzarr or black bibliophile rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2011
Erin
Erin marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2011
Barbara
Barbara rated it liked it
Jun 05, 2010
Leena
Leena rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2009
Cjt
Cjt added it
Jun 12, 2009
JASMINE MIRAGE
JASMINE MIRAGE rated it it was ok
Apr 30, 2007
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed JOHN STEINBECK and SIGMUND FREUD, which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.
More about Catherine Reef...

Share This Book