Monthly Archives: January 2016

What is Psychoanalysis? Part 4: The Ego, the Id and the Superego – Freud Museum

Ego Id Superego

A fractured self
The ego, the id and the superego
Why did Freud develop a new model?
Devils and angels
People fall ill of their moral ideals
A horse and a rider
The ego is like a politician
The goal of analysis is to stop the ego being so silly

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What is Psychoanalysis? Part 3: Oedipus Complex – Freud Museum London

psychoanalysis - oedipus

Click here to see the third part of the Freud Museum introductory video series on psychoanalysis.

The emotional world of children
His Majesty the Baby
The mother as first love object
Is it sexual?
Jealousy, rivalry, hatred and anxiety
The role of the father
Gender: Freud didn’t think you were just ‘born a boy’ or ‘born a girl’
There is no perfect resolution of the Oedipus complex
It marks us for life

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What is Psychoanalysis? Part 2: Sexuality – Freud Museum London

psychoanalysis - sexuality

Click here to see the second part of the Freud Museum introductory video series on psychoanalysis. 

An enlarged concept of sexuality
Infantile sexuality
Perversion is something we’re born with
Normal and abnormal
Psychosexual stages of development: oral, anal, phallic
Sexuality and symptoms

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Oliver Sacks on his analysis: ‘The longest running psychoanalysis on record’

Oliver Sacks

Please click here to visit ‘Web of Stories’ site and listen to Oliver Sacks the neurologist and author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat talking about his 46-year-long analysis. “I think that we are beginning to get somewhere now…”