Love him or hate him, we are all intrigued by Sigmund Freud. His brainchild, psychoanalysis, is expensive and time-consuming, but readers of this indispensable alternative can save a fortune over conventional analysis. Discover through 28 cheat-proof questionnaires how to analyse your dreams, measure the strength of your ego, and decide whether you have an oral or anal personality, an Oedipus or Electra complex. Find out why some people become gynecologists and others executioners; why Freudians think ballet dancers and those who watch them are perverts, except in name; why people campaign to save the whale, dye their hair, enjoy hurting themselves, shift blame onto other people, choose unexpected partners, become vegetarians, wear flashy ties, suck their thumb, choose bread-making as a hobby, or believe in magic. If you’ve ever reflected on the influence of your childhood, wondered what your dreams might mean, or are on a quest for self-knowledge, lie down on the couch in the pages of Your Freudian Psychoanalysis . . .in five hours, not five years and you will emerge with a whole new understanding of yourself.
Anthony Dugdale teaches psychology in London. He taught psychology in the Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, University of London, and has been an associate lecturer at the Open University.