Reassessing Freud's Case Histories: The Social Construction of Psychoanalysis

  title={Reassessing Freud's Case Histories: The Social Construction of Psychoanalysis},
  author={Frank J. Sulloway},
  pages={245 - 275}
IN PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS ON SIGMUND FREUD I have examined his attempts to develop a comprehensive theory of mind and behavior. My historical approach has emphasized the insufficiently appreciated continuity between Freud's earlier career as a biologist and neurophysiologist and his subsequent creation of psychoanalysis. In this connection I have argued that many of Freud's most essential psychoanalytic concepts were based upon erroneous and now outmoded assumptions from nineteenth-century… 
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