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Reading Freud I

January 19, 2024 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm, Freud Classroom

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Fourth Year Adult Psychoanalytic Training (APT)
2023-24, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 1:45-3:15pm
Christopher J. Keats, MD

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January 19, 2024 — Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905)

[142 pages]

This is Freud’s basic work on psycho-sexuality. It was reprinted several times and each time Freud included discoveries and concepts from his later years. A special focus of the discussion will be on infantile sexuality. The phase-specific wishes, anxieties, conflicts outlined here are basic to Freud’s understanding of unconscious fantasies and character development.

Learning objective: Participants will be able to name Freud’s psychosexual stages (oral, anal, phallic/genital) and describe the stage-specific zones and at least one psychological characteristic associated with each of them (wish to incorporate or bite, wish to control, wish to penetrate to control the other, wish to penetrate or to be penetrated to experience pleasure with the other).

Freud, S. (1905) Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud 7:123-246

Please focus your reading on pp. 135- 206 and the Summary, pp. 231-243.

Freud, S. (1908). On the sexual theories of children. The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud, volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen’s ‘Gradiva’ and other works (pp. 209-226)

Optional Reading

Freud, S. (1912). On the universal tendency to debasement in the sphere of love. The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud, volume XI (1910): Five lectures on psycho-analysis, Leonardo da Vinci and other works (pp. 179-190).


January 19, 2024
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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