The four lectures that comprise this book were given before the teachers at the Children's Centers in Vienne by Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund Freud and a renowned psychoanalyst of children. Written in clear, accessible terms, the book outlines the basic findings of psychoanalysis and their implications for the understanding, care, and education of young children. Titles of the lectures are Infantile Amnesia and the Oedipus Complex; The Infantile Instinct-Life; The Latency Period; and The Relation Between Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy.
"The clearest setting forth of the fundamental principles of psychoanalysis that the reviewer has seen. An admirable presentation." — Psychoanalytic Review
"In convincing, original and simple language, which may be enjoyed by every reader whatever the range of his analytical experience, the cornerstones of analytic knowledge are described in their everyday aspects." — Psychoanalytic Quarterly
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