Pierre Janet

Pierre Janet (pyĕr zhänā´), 1859–1947, French physician and psychologist. As director (1890–98) of the laboratory of pathological psychology at Salpêtrière and as professor of experimental and comparative psychology at the Collège de France from 1902, he made important contributions to the knowledge of mental pathology and the origins of hysteria through the use of hypnosis. In 1904 he founded the Journal de psychologie normal et pathologique, to which he contributed numerous articles. Among his important works were L'Automatisme psychologique (1889), in which he founded automatic psychology, and Les Obsessions et la psychasthénie (1903), which contains the first description of psychasthenia. Major Symptoms of Hysteria (1907) contains lectures delivered at Harvard. He wrote also Principles of Psychotherapy (1924), Psychological Healing (1925), and Cours sur l'amour et la haine (1933).

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Pierre Janet: Selected full-text books and articles

The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry
Henri F. Ellenberger.
Basic Books, 1970
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Pierre Janet and Psychological Analysis"
Psychologies of 1930
Carl Murchison.
Clark University Press, 1930
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 19 "L'Analyse Psychologique" by Pierre Janet
A Century of Psychiatry
Hugh Freeman.
Mosby, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Pierre Janet (1859-1947)" begins on p. 99
Splintered Reflections: Images of the Body in Trauma
Jean Goodwin; Reina Attias.
Basic Books, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Somatoform Dissociative Phenomena: A Janetian Perspective"
Remembering the Personal Past: Descriptions of Autobiographical Memory
Bruce M. Ross.
Oxford University Press, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Narrative Memory according to Pierre Janet" begins on p. 147
Hysteria from Freud to Lacan: The Splendid Child of Psychoanalysis
Juan-David Nasio; Susan Fairfield; Susan Fairfield.
Other Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Hysterical Blindness in the Theories of Charcot, Janet, Freud, and Lacan"
Jung in Contexts: A Reader
Paul Bishop.
Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Janet: Dissociation and Exhaustion" begins on p. 246
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