Sigmund Freud

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishers Summary:
Before Freud, nobody discussed "unconscious" motives, Oedipal complexes, the id and the ego, or Freudian slips. Freud was a complicated, often irascible man, who in 19th-century Vienna developed his still-controversial ideas and the new discipline of psychoanalysis.

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ISBN
978-0-67005-892-1
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2006

Gr 6-9 This biography begins with a brief look at Freuds childhood, focusing on his role as his mothers golden Sigi and the extremes to which his family went to cater to his needs (e.g., he had his own room, while the rest of his large family crowded into three bedrooms). Krull shows that he continued in this vein later on, expecting to be adored and catered to by his wife and colleagues. Most of the book deals with Freuds adult...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2006

This third Giants of Science book demonstrates the conceptual scope of a series that traces the nature of scientific thinking. Leonardo da Vinci (rev. 9/05) explored the beginnings of scientific inquiry; Isaac Newton (rev. 5/06) showed how one man introduced inductive reasoning through the scientific method. In her latest work, Krull introduc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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