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A Primer of Freudian Psychology by Calvin S. Hall

The main thing I learnt from this lucid summary of Freudian theory is that Sigmund Freud is quite badly misrepresented. Mention Freud and most people think of the Oedipus complex, penis envy and the Freudian slip. The ‘ego’ has entered our language, too, although in a very different sense from that intended by Freud. After reading Calvin Hall’s 1955┬áprimer, I can see that there’s a lot more to Freud than being neurotic, selfish and obsessed with your mother. Freud describes the human personality in terms of three components: the id,… Read More