After Freud’s initial success, he was ready to start taking his early theories and advance them into other areas outside of Psychoanalysis and to look deeply at the human condition. One of his most famous and influential books was Totem and Taboo which focused on comparing the mental life of primitive societies, their superstitions, their scapegoating to that of modern individuals under his label of neurosis.
With research from then current anthropologists and Darwinism, Freud was able to connect his Oedipus theory to a psychoanalytic original sin, and began fleshing out early understandings of Narcissism which he later delved into. The book itself provides one of the best understandings of envy and human conflict in all literature.
Self vs. Other 2:41
Temporary solidarity 5:39
Oedipus Complex 6:13
Mental representations 7:26
Projection and Introjection 8:52
How it starts 10:24
Worshiping who gets our needs met 14:16
Petty conspiracies 15:33
Totem and Taboo
Herrnstein, R.J. (1961) Superstition: A corollary of the principle of operant conditioning.
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