An Introduction to Pyschoanalysis or: Freud is Fixated: Sherlock Holmes is Introduced to Psychoanalytic Theory

Freud is Fixated is a mystery novel which features the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted companion Dr. John Watson. But it is also, like many mysteries, a novel of ideas and the ideas I deal with in this story are those of some of the most important psychologists and psychoanalysts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century such as Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, John Rickman, Joan Riviere, Otto Rank and Melanie Klein. I’ve had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you will find this little mystery novel both entertaining and edifying. It is not easy, believe me, to make psychoanalytic theory, written at the turn of the 20th century, palatable, let alone digestible. On the other hand, there is something inherently fascinating and interesting about psychoanalytic theory, which attempts to explain why people behave the way they do. So I hope you come away from reading this book with an appreciation both of the formidable powers of intellect the various characters in the story have and of the insights the have provided about that most curious of matters—the psychological behavior of human beings. You will learn about the unconscious, about Freud’s theories about the different levels of consciousness (consciousness, subconscious, and unconscious) and different components of the psyche (Id, Ego, and Superego), about love and hate in babies, narcissism, and many other.

Link zum Shop