Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1993, Vol 38(12), 1334. Reviews the book, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend by Frank J. Sulloway (see record 1992-98905-000). In this reprint of his 1979 intellectual biography of Freud, Sulloway reinterprets the meaning and conceptual roots of Freudian psychology, first describing Freud's scientific career, the intellectual generation from which he emerged, and the influences on his work. One of the main tenets of this volume is that Freud developed his theories from a broad spectrum of approaches-physiological, evolutionary, embryological, anthropological, and psychological. Sulloway asserts that Freud endorsed an erroneous, non-Darwinian version of the theory of evolution and that he was a crypto (covert) biologist in his approach to and understanding of the human psyche. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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