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Alexander, Franz 1891-1964

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Works: 189 works in 762 publications in 3 languages and 13,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: RC438, 131.34
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The history of psychiatry; an evaluation of psychiatric thought and practice from prehistoric times to the present. By Franz G. Alexander and Sheldon T. Selesnick by Franz Alexander( Book )
42 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 libraries worldwide
Psychoanalytic pioneers by Franz Alexander( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
The criminal, the judge, and the public; a psychological analysis by Franz Alexander( Book )
32 editions published between 1931 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"A physician and a jurist endeavor in this book to utilize our psychoanalytical knowledge in an attempt to gain an understanding of the criminal personality. The authors are convinced that the criminal is as legitimate an object for psychological investigation as is the neurotic or the normal individual. Contrary to common presumption, psychoanalysis is not merely a method of treatment of mental disorders; it is hoped that the pages which follow will bring proof that in addition to being a method of treatment psychoanalysis is a scientific discipline which studies the workings of the human psychic apparatus as such; hence, any field of human knowledge that deals with psychic processes of man lies eo ipso within the scope of psychoanalytical investigation. The authors hope that their venture will serve at least as a stimulus toward the future development of a psychoanalytic criminology; thus, along with the newly developed psychoanalytic ethnology and pedagogy the teaching of Freud might be utilized for the understanding of yet another aspect of our civilization. These pages, therefore, do not solicit primarily the attention of the medical psychoanalyst but rather that of the medico-legal expert and the jurist. Too, since justice is usually dispensed under the valuable control of public opinion, this book is also addressed to the general public. The professional analyst will, therefore, find in this book little which is not of purely elementary nature. However, in dealing with such subjects as dream interpretation, slips of the tongue or action, symptom formation, etc., we view them from the particular angle of criminology. May we express the hope that those who devote themselves to psychoanalytical therapy only will find in this new angle of approach a stimulus for the development of a newer point of view. We collaborated for four years endeavoring to work out both the theoretical and practical aspects of the problem, our work consisting of the psychoanalytical study of criminal cases which were of medico-legal interest. Our first case was studied in 1925. This special study gave us, we believe, sufficient insight into the problem to warrant our theoretical constructions. We illustrated these by some especially striking criminal histories. In conclusion we consider briefly those psychosociological factors which throw some light on the emotional difficulties with which the practical application of our views would be beset."--Foreword
Fundamentals of psychoanalysis by Franz Alexander( Book )
30 editions published between 1948 and 1963 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Psychosomatic medicine : its principles and applications ... with a chapter on the functions of the sexual apparatus and their disturbances by Franz Alexander( Book )
29 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Psychoanalytic therapy; principles and application by Franz Alexander( Book )
33 editions published between 1946 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Our age of unreason; a study of the irrational forces in social life by Franz Alexander( Book )
15 editions published between 1942 and 1951 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Dynamic psychiatry by Franz Alexander( Book )
23 editions published between 1952 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Roots of crime; psychoanalytic studies by Franz Alexander( Book )
20 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
The scope of psychoanalysis, 1921-1961; selected papers by Franz Alexander( Book )
11 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; developments in theory, technique and training by Franz Alexander( Book )
16 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and German and held by 544 libraries worldwide
The impact of Freudian psychiatry by Franz Alexander( Book )
20 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
The psychoanalysis of the total personality; the application of Freud's theory of the ego to the neuroses by Franz Alexander( Book )
31 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 libraries worldwide
"In elaborating upon the relations of the id, ego and super-ego to the neuroses and the psychoses, Professor Freud came to the very significant conclusion that the neurosis represents a conflict between the ego and the id (the instinctive needs); the psychosis between the ego and the outer world; and the narcissistic neurosis a struggle between the ego and super-ego. The differentiation of the mental apparatus into an id, ego and super-ego thus resulted in a clearer understanding of the dynamic relations within the mind. For in the same work Professor Freud saw fit to revise his views of the instincts. Hitherto when one spoke of the instincts one always thought of hunger and love but, hand in hand with the elaborations of the ego theories, Professor Freud distinguished two classes of instincts, one of which is the erotic or sexual instinct and the other the death instinct, the representation of which is sadism. The former or life instinct comprises not only the uninhibited sexual instinct and the impulses of a sublimated or aim-inhibited nature derived from it, but also the self-preservation instincts, which also belong to the ego. The latter or the death instinct has for its task the reduction of organic matter to the inorganic state. To continue further with these fascinating theories and problems of the various ego organizations and the life and death instincts as manifested in the neuroses and psychoses would lead us into fields that belong to the author. Numerous papers have been written in the effort to further elucidate some of the problems stimulated by Professor Freud, but none in my opinion has accomplished the task as well as Dr. Alexander in the present volume. The very title of the book shows the author's ambitious undertaking. Like many of us, Dr. Alexander must have been fired with enthusiasm on reading the "Ego and the Id" but unlike most of us he felt bold enough to apply these theories to a mass of interesting material. And yet Dr. Alexander makes very modest claims; in the introduction to this volume he tells us that his contribution to Professor Freud's problem of the neuroses consists in only one point, namely, in the general significance of the neurotic mechanism of self-punishment--the neurotic suffering--for the formation of the symptom. The reader will find that this was a task of great magnitude, excellently performed. "The Psychoanalysis of the Total Personality" offers a clear presentation of the development of the ego, its role in the neuroses and psychoses, and of the basic instincts of the neuroses and perversions. The author has the capacity for presenting difficult and intricate problems in a very lucid and simple way so that the book will be read with benefit and interest not only by psychoanalysts but also by jurists and intelligent laymen. A friendly relation with the author and a thorough understanding of the spirit of his work enabled Drs. Glueck and Lewin to make an excellent English edition of this volume"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
20 years of psychoanalysis; a symposium in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis by Franz Alexander( Book )
9 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Studies in psychosomatic medicine; an approach to the cause and treatment of vegetative disturbances by Franz Alexander( Book )
9 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Freud in der Gegenwart; ein Vortragszyklus der Universitäten Frankfurt und Heidelberg zum hundersten Gerburtstag by Franz Alexander( Book )
12 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Principes de psychanalyse by Franz Alexander( Book )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in French and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Fait suite à "La médecine psychosomatique". Présente l'essentiel de la théorie psychanalytique et de son application à la thérapeutique. Traite de la psychodynamique, de la notion de sexualité, des fonctions du moi et de leurs défaillances, de la psychologie du rêve, de la névrose et de la psychose, des facteurs inconscients dans le mot d'esprit et le plaisir esthétique
Environment and education, a symposium held in connection with the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the University of Chicago by University of Chicago( Book )
3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
La médecine psychosomatique by Franz Alexander( Book )
22 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in French and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Histoire de la psychiatrie: pensée et pratique psychiatriques de la préhistoire à nos jours by Franz Alexander( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 109 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, F.
Alexander, F. 1891-1964
Alexander, F. G. 1891-1964
Alexander, Franz
Alexander Franz 1891-1964
Alexander, Franz G.
Alexander Franz G. 1891-1964
Alexander, Franz G. (Franz Gabriel), 1891-1964
Alexander, Franz Gabriel
Alexander, Franz Gabriel 1891-1964
Александер, Франц 1891-1964
アレキサンダー, F
アレクサンダー, フランツ
アレクサンダー, フランツ 1891-1964
Languages
English (343)
French (43)
German (21)
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