Friday, May 7, 2010

This Day In History: Analyze This!

If you've taken a psychology course at NCC, chances are you've heard of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Yesterday was the anniversary of his birth on May 6, 1856. Some of Freud's landmark accomplishments include: the development of free association during patient therapy sessions; the focus of therapy on the patient's unconscious; his work on dream interpretation; and his theories of development. Describing the human personality as having three parts -- the id, ego and superego -- was also Freud's idea.

For more information about Freud's life and work, check out these materials from the NCC Libraries:

Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
by George Makari
BF 175 .M2651 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind
by Peter D. Kramer
BF 109 .F74 K73 2006 Stacks

Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas
by Amy Demorest
BF 109 .A1 D45 2005 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Freud's Mass Psychology: Questions of Scale
by Céline Surprenant
E-BOOK (Online)

Anna Freud: Under Analysis [DVD]
by Filmakers Library, Inc.
RC 339.52 .F73 A665 2003 Media Tower

Basic Freud: Psychoanalytic Thought for the Twenty-First Century
by Michael Kahn
BF 173 .K32 2002 Stacks

The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud
by Lesley Chamberlain
BF 109 .F74 C37 2001 Stacks

The Interpretation of Dreams
by Sigmund Freud
BF 1078 .F72 1999 Stacks, Main
BF 1078 .F72 2009 Stacks, Monroe

Sigmund Freud
by Pamela Thurschwell
E-BOOK (Online)

Freud: A Collection of Critical Essays
by Perry Meisel
PN 56 .P92 F7 1981 Stacks

Freud: Dictionary of Psychoanalysis
by Sigmund Freud
BF 173 .F626 Reference

Don't forget to visit PsycARTICLES, which is part of the EBSCOhost database. PsycARTICLES is a great place to search for scholarly articles on psychology-related topics.

Image courtesy of:
Freud, Sigmund. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 23 Apr. 2010 <>.

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