Josef (Joseph) Breuer

Breuer, Josef

Josef Breuer (yō´zĕf broi´ər), 1842–1925, Austrian physician. He was the first to use (1880–82) the cathartic method to cure hysteria. His therapy and theory, when developed by Freud, became psychoanalysis. Together they wrote Studies in Hysteria (1895).

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Josef (Joseph) Breuer: Selected full-text books and articles

Studies on Hysteria By Josef Breuer; Sigmund Freud; James Strachey; James Strachey Basic Books, 1957
Approaching Psychoanalysis: An Introductory Course By David L. Smith Karnac Books, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Two "Freud, Breuer, and Hysteria: The Cathartic Method"
A Philosophy of Science for Personality Theory By Joseph F. Rychlak Houghton Mifflin, 1968
Librarian’s tip: "Mental Contents: Charcot, Janet, Breuer, and Antithetical Ideas" begins on p. 315
The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry By Henri F. Ellenberger Basic Books, 1970
Librarian’s tip: "Freud's Work III- The Theory of Neuroses" begins on p. 480
Psychoanalytic Theories of Affect By Ruth Stein Praeger, 1991
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "Freud's Writings on Affect"
The Yalom Reader: Selections from the Work of a Master Therapist and Storyteller By Irvin D. Yalom Basic Books, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "The Teaching Novel"
Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, 1918-1938 By Sheldon Gardner; Gwendolyn Stevens Praeger, 1992
Librarian’s tip: "Josef Breuer" begins on p. 113
A Reference Companion to the History of Abnormal Psychology By John G. Howells; M. Livia Osborn Greenwood Press, vol.1, 1984
The Oxford Companion to the Mind By Richard L. Gregory; O. L. Zangwill Oxford University Press, 1998
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud: The Formative Years and the Great Discoveries, 1856-1900 By Ernest Jones Basic Books, vol.1, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XI "The Breuer Period (1882-1894)"
Freud: A Life for Our Time By Peter Gay W. W. Norton, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Josef Breuer begins on p. 63
Reading Woman: Essays in Feminist Criticism By Mary Jacobus Columbia University Press, 1986
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IV "Anna (Wh)O.'s Absences: Readings in Hysteria"
The Interpretation of the Flesh: Freud and Femininity By Teresa Brennan Routledge, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "The Division of Attention"
Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas By Amy Demorest Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005
Librarian’s tip: "Breuer as the Father" begins on p. 55
Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory By Katie Conboy; Nadia Medina; Sarah Stanbury Columbia University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 15 "Hysteria, Psychoanalysis, and Feminism the Case of Anna O."
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