Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego by Sigmund; James Strachey (transl.) Freud
English | 1989 | ISBN: 0393007707 | 140 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
THE CONTRAST between Individual Psychology and Social or Group 1 Psychology, which at a first glance may seem to be full of significance, loses a great deal of its sharpness when it is examined more closely. It is true that Individual Psychology is concerned with the individual man and explores the paths by which he seeks to find satisfaction for his instincts; but only rarely and under certain exceptional conditions is Individual Psychology in a position to disregard the relations of this individual to others. In the individual’s mental life someone else is invariably involved, as a model, as an object, as a helper, as an opponent, and so from the very first Individual Psychology is at the same time Social Psychology as well—in this extended but entirely justifiable sense of the words.