An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory of Motivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080094854, 9781483184555

An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory of Motivation

1st Edition

Authors: Walter Toman
eBook ISBN: 9781483184555
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 406
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An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory of Motivation details the fundamental concepts in applying the psychoanalytic theory in understanding motivation. The title addresses the short-comings of the psychoanalytic theory, particularly the lack of scientific literature. The first part of the text covers the critical concepts in psychoanalytic theory, such as the psychological forces, defense mechanisms, superego, and primal desires. In the second part, the selection details the theory at work; this part discusses the major stages of life from a psychoanalytic perspective. The text also talks about a system of psychopathology, along with the consideration to take in psychotherapy. The book will be of great interest to students, researchers, and practitioners of behavioral science.

Table of Contents


Part I. Conceptual Introduction

Psychological Forces

Control Of Desires, Derivative Desires, Cathexis and Object-Formation

Deprivation of Desires and Anxiety

Counter-Cathexis or Defense

Defense Mechanisms


A Comment on Consciousness

The Superego

Quantitative Aspects

Primal Desires

Summary and Forecast

Part II. The Theory at Work

The First Year of Life

Early Childhood

The Oedipal Phase

Latency Period

Puberty and Adolescence

Choice of Professions

Marriage and Parenthood

A System of Psychopathology (A Brief Glance)

Psychotherapy: General Considerations

A Case of Psychotherapy (A Brief Glance)



Subject Index

Author Index


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