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The Psychology of Love

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  384 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This volume brings together Freud's main contributions to the psychology of love. His illuminating discussions of the ways in which sexuality is always psychosexuality - that there is no sexuality without fantasy, conscious or unconscious - have changed the ways we think about erotic life. In these papers Freud develops his now famous theories about the sexuality of childh ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published 2010 by Penguin Books, Ltd. (first published September 7th 2006)
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Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
I respect Papa Freud, but it's kind of obvious that his theories come from his experience (or lack of), if you have read about him, like I had because of my course - history of modern psychology - you'd know that he wasn't the luckiest pal in the sexual department (no judgment here). He had quite the obsession with sexuality and while some of his theories have been demonstrated, most of them don't have any scientific base. I'm a skeptic when it comes to the psychosexual development stages, the O ...more
Ayat Al Bloushi
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those who criticize Freud's theories of Psychoanalysis and sexuality, I say this, quoting Freud himself, "But all that I have heard said against it [sexuality] so far has been in the form of expressions of personal displeasure or scepticism, which we need only counter with Charcot's phrase..[That doesn't mean it doesn't exist]".
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
really interesting and well written but had to take stars off for misogyny, colonialist mentality, and general ridiculous-ness hahaha
Stan Georgiana

I don't agree with Freud, but I like him.
Curt Bozif
Oct 02, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who will probably never read Freud again.
Shelves: psychoanalysis
That I like the Panguin translation and introductions but miss the SE index.
Heather Tang
Ughh...what can I say? I respect Mr.Freud.
Nikos Bar
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An approach to the mechanism of love.
Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this review require a two-part response: (of which i hope you will forgive my personel-ramblings)... first, a clarification of the prognosis implied; and second, a commentary on its own prognoses. There are a number of reasons with The Psychology of Love
that the author isn't telling us as to why he wants to instill a subconscious feeling of guilt in those of us who disagree with its nostrums. In thisreviw , I will expose those reasons one-by-one, on the principle that his followers actually bel
Jun 14, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jenniquilter
The introduction is lovely, though I would recommend "Sexuality and the Psychology of Love," which is nearly the same book but contains far racier and more interesting essays, along with an introduction by the same woman (Jeri Johnson) - within whose office I discussed this book with my tutor. A strange little network...
Anyways, it's always good to get back to Freud. I took far more notice this go around that he rarely discusses sexuality as a purely biological event - though he doeesn't allow w
Ernest Junius
Riveting, inspiring, but not thoroughly convincing
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Dr. Sigismund Freud (later changed to Sigmund) was a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential—and controversial—minds of the 20th century.

In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital