Freud Scientifically Reappraised represents Seymour Fisher and Roger Greenberg′s on–going efforts to do precisely that. Like their landmark work of the 1970s, The Scientific Credibility of Freud′s Theories and Therapy, it is based on the authors′ critical review of all studies conducted over the past decade that either directly or indirectly tested the validity of Freud′s theories of psychopathology, personality types, Oedipal dynamics, and the nature of the dream process, or the efficacy of psychoanalytic therapy. While their research focused mainly on sources in social, clinical, cognitive, developmental, physiological, and other psycho–logical schools of thought, it also extended to the recent literature in anthropology, sociology, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and other outside disciplines.
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As will be apparent to all those versed in Freudian theory, throughout Freud Scientifically Reappraised, the authors scrupulously avoid the common tendency to oversimplify the theories in order to make them easier to test empirically, but instead present them in their full complexity as formulated by Freud. Readers from all backgrounds will appreciate the effort made to relate Freud′s concepts and methods to personality and cognitive literature in order to provide a framework for integrating them into contemporary thought and practice.
Freud Scientifically Reappraised is must reading for psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and all mental health workers who acknowledge the enduring influence of and debt owed to the "Father of Psychoanalysis."
Upon its publication, The Scientific Credibility of Freud′s Theories and Therapy was named one of the 10 best books in psychology by Library Journal and one of the "Best Behavioral Science Books" by Psychology Today.
Freud′s Understanding of Psychopathology: The Depression Formulation.
The Paranoid Formulation.
The Oral Paradigm.
The Anal Paradigm.
The Dream Theory: Camouflage and Venting.
Evaluating Psychoanalytic Therapy: Once More into the Abyss.
Psychodynamic Treatment Ingredients: The Pursuit of Insight.
A Pantoscopic View: Evaluation and Revision.