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Alexander, Franz 1891-1964

Works: 238 works in 1,019 publications in 5 languages and 15,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Essays  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publisher, Honoree, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Franz Alexander
The history of psychiatry : an evaluation of psychiatric thought and practice from prehistoric times to the present by Franz Alexander( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative, dynamic account of the men, movements, and events which have influenced the direction and character of psychiarty may well become the classic treatment of the subject. Covering the story of man's millennial struggle with his own aberrations, the authors trace the fight against mental illness from prehistoric times to the present. They show how, in classical times, a rational approach to psychiatry was achieved, only to be lost in the supersitions of the Middle Ages. They consider the growth of science in the Renaissance and follow the evolution of modern psychiatry from that period to the threshold of the Freufian age. Of supreme value is their analysis of the Freudian movement, which liberated psychiatry from its position as a subdiving of neurology and established it as a vital, independent field of medicine. In this section, the authors discuss the pooneers of the movement: Freud Jones, Abraham, and Ferenczi; the chief dissenters: Adler, Jung, and Rank; as well as such major contributors from outside the Freudian movement as Binet, Rorschach, and Adolph Meyer. Exploring the world of psychiatry today, the authors explain the differences among the biological, psychoanalytical, and sociological disciplines. New discoveries in psychosomatic medicine, breakthroughs in child psychiatry, the development of tranquillizers and energizers, psychiatry and the law, the values of family therapy, the mysteries of schizophrenia, and the new challenges shaping the future of psychiatry represent a few of the aspects they discuss. (Inside cover)
Psychoanalytic pioneers by Franz Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of psychonalysis as seen through the lives and works of 42 teachers, thinkers, and clinicians
The criminal, the judge, and the public; a psychological analysis by Franz Alexander( Book )

41 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,167 WorldCat member 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 )

57 editions published between 1948 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member 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
Psychosomatic medicine : its principles and applications ... with a chapter on the functions of the sexual apparatus and their disturbances by Franz Alexander( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalytic therapy; principles and application by Franz Alexander( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 1980 in English and German and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our age of unreason : a study of the irrational forces in social life by Franz Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic psychiatry by Franz Alexander( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of crime; psychoanalytic studies by Franz Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of psychoanalysis, 1921-1961 : selected papers by Franz Alexander( Book )

15 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; developments in theory, technique and training by Franz Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychoanalysis of the total personality; the application of Freud's theory of the ego to the neuroses by Franz Alexander( Book )

36 editions published between 1927 and 1970 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member 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"--Préf. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The impact of Freudian psychiatry by Franz Alexander( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and German and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 years of psychoanalysis; a symposium in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis by Franz Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medical value of psychoanalysis by Franz Alexander( Book )

15 editions published between 1932 and 1984 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in psychosomatic medicine; an approach to the cause and treatment of vegetative disturbances by Franz Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychosomatische Medizin : Grundlagen u. Anwendungsgebiete by Franz Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychosomatische Medizin: Grundlagen Und Anwendungsgebiete
Freud in der Gegenwart : ein Vortragszyklus der Universitäten Frankfurt und Heidelberg zum hundersten Gerburtstag by Franz Alexander( Book )

15 editions published in 1957 in German and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychosomatic specificity by Franz Alexander( Book )

28 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Psychoanalytic therapy; principles and application
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Alternative Names
Aleksanderis Francas Gabrielis

Alexander, F.

Alexander, F. 1891-1964

Alexander, F. (Franz), 1891-1964

Alexander F. G. 1891-1964

Alexander, Ferenc Gábor 1891-1964

Alexander Ferenc magyar orvos, pszichiáter, egyetemi tanár, pszichoanalitikus

Alexander, Fr 1891-1964

Alexander, Fr. (Franz), 1891-1964

Alexander Franz

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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

Aliksāndir, Frāntz 1891-1964

Ferenc Alexander

Franz Alexander American Hungarian-born psychoanalyst

Franz Alexander amerykański psychoanalityk pochodzenia węgierskiego

Franz Alexander Hongaars psycholoog (1891-1964)

Franz Alexander psychanalyste américain d'origine hongroise

Franz Alexander Psychoanalytiker

Franz Gabriel Alexander psicanalista e medico ungherese

Александер Ф.

Александер Франц

Александер, Франц 1891-1964

Франц Александер

فرانز الكسندر

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알렉산더, 프란츠 1891-1964

알렉산더, 프란츠 가브리엘 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


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