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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452011833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452011830
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Calvin S. Hall held teaching posts at several universities including Case-Western Reserve, Syracuse University, the University of Miami, Reserve University, and was Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

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It is a short book, but very full of information.
Michael Strassberg
I liked this book so much that for the first time in my life I read a book for the second time.
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Anxiety is one of the most important concepts in psychoanalytic theory.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bud on June 4, 2004
Format: Paperback
TITLE
A PRIMER OF FREUDIAN PSYCHOLOGY
AUTHOR:
By Calvin S. Hall
Publisher:
Published in the United States by the New American Library, Inc.,
1301 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, New York 10019
COPYRIGHT:
1954, By the World Publishing Company
This is an important book for everyone who wants to understand human behavior in himself, and in others.
Calvin S. Hall outlines Freud's 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.
The Author explains the ideas of Sigmund Freud's psychology on defense mechanisms, the channeling of instinctual drives, and the role of sex in the boy/girl maturing into man and women.
Sigmund Freud's ideas are scattered throughout his writings from the early 1890's to the late 1930's. The stabilized personality is one in which the psychic energy has found more or less permanent and constant ways of expending itself in performing psychological work. The precise nature of this work is determined by the interactions, between them, and by the developmental history of the id, ego and the superego.
The breakdown of the personality follows:
The ID:
Sometimes called the "pleasure principle" is to rid the person of tension, or, reduce the amount of tension to a low level and to keep it as constant as possible. Tension is experienced as pain or discomfort, while relief from tension is experienced as pleasure or satisfaction, avoiding pain, and finding pleasure.
The EGO:
Instead of the "pleasure principle", the ego is governed by the "reality principle". Reality means that which exists.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As would be expected, the Ego, Superego, and Id are prominent players in Professor Hall's summation of Freudian theory. A less well known facet of Freudian principles, the role of psychic energy in the development of personality, is prominently featured; Hall labels this Freud's most brilliant discovery. Thought it is a slim volume, the information is dense. The entire body of Freud's work that Hall is summarizing was originally published in several thousand pages. To attempt to highlight the more important passages would result in the entire text colored in yellow highlighter. In short, the book itself is a well-organized, clearly presented set of notes on Freudian theory.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Strassberg on December 5, 2001
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This book covers all of Freud's work in a brief, yet complete manner. It is a short book, but very full of information. The author's approach truly fulfills his mission. He starts the book talking about Freud and his times, and how his background and natural curiosity led him eventually to found psychoanalysis. In discussing the theories of Freud, Hall begins with basics and sequentially builds to a thorough review of the theories. Some writers are bewildering because they begin discussing more advanced theories before laying the groundwork. Not so here; the author provides all you need to know in a clear, stimulating manner before proceeding to the next level of complexity. Whether you are interested in psychology, psychoanalysis in the arts, psychoanalysis as an historical phenomenon or otherwise, this book is a great resource.
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This book is very informative, but the author's style of writing is very, very dry! It was very difficult for everybody, teacher included, in my Lit&Psych class to read through more than one chapter at a time. I would not recommend this book for leisure reading. Despite its downfalls, this book is a great way to get a broad overview of Freud's theories condensed into one small, inexpensive, light-weight package.
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By Paul M. Budd on April 15, 2014
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I bought this some time ago, for a short little continuing education seminor bit I'd enrolled in. It is what it promises to be: a primer. The reading is pretty accessible. I'd say that any college sophomore (who's a very solid reader) or older could handle this easily.
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By Neil AR on April 13, 2014
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Love or hate Freud he began to think of the human mind very differently than his contemporary peers. Excellent book and clearly written.
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I found this a very concise and clear summary of Freud. It is useful for therapists and psychologists and students of psychology.
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I read this book and got a very good understanding of Freudian psychology. I liked this book so much that for the first time in my life I read a book for the second time.
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