Anna Freud

Anna Freud (froid), 1895–1982, British psychoanalyst, b. Vienna, Austria. Continuing the work of her father, Sigmund Freud, she was a pioneer in the psychoanalysis of children. She received her training in Vienna before emigrating (1938) with her father to England, where she founded and directed a clinic for child therapy. In an influential 1937 work, she argued that the ego had an active role in resolving conflict and tension. Other psychoanalysts, including Heinz Hartmann and Erik Erikson, advanced her ideas in their own work. Her writings include Normality and Pathology in Childhood (1965) and The Writings of Anna Freud (7 vol., 1973).

See biographies by E. Young-Bruehl (1988) and R. Coles (1992); study by S. Stewart-Steinberg (2011).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Anna Freud: The Dream of Psychoanalysis
Robert Coles.
Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1992
Infants without Families; the Case for and against Residential Nurseries
Anna Freud; Dorothy Burlingham.
International University Press, 1944
War and Children
Anna Freud; Dorothy T. Burlingham.
Medical War Books, 1943
Adolescence and Psychoanalysis: The Story and the History
Maja Perret-Catipovic; François Ladame; Philip Slotkin.
Karnac Books, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Adolescence" by Anna Freud
Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook
Agnes N. O'Connell; Nancy Felipe Russo.
Greenwood Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud (1895-1982)" begins on p. 96
Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
Stephen A. Mitchell; Margaret J. Black.
Basic Books, 1995
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud: The Building Blocks of Defense Theory" begins on p. 25
Personality Structure and Human Interaction: The Developing Synthesis of Psycho-Dynamic Theory
Harry Guntrip.
Hogarth Press, 1961
Librarian’s tip: "Ego-Analysis: W. Reich and Anna Freud" begins on p. 105
Contributions to Psycho-Analysis, 1921-1945
Melanie Klein; John D. Sutherland.
Hogarth Press, 1965
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Anna Freud begins on p. 152
Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.
Addison-Wesley, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Eight "Anna Freud and I"
Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, 1918-1938
Sheldon Gardner; Gwendolyn Stevens.
Praeger, 1992
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud" begins on p. 210
The Borderline Psychotic Child: A Selective Integration
Trevor Lubbe.
Routledge, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud" begins on p. 17
Developmental Theories through the Life Cycle
Sonia G. Austrian.
Columbia University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud" begins on p. 20
A Century of Psychiatry
Hugh Freeman.
Mosby, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Freud & Melanie Klein" begins on p. 106
Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy
Stephen Appel.
Bergin & Garvey, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Anna Freud begins on p. 57
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