PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX RELATIONS by Theodor Reik

PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX RELATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A former disciple of Freud, who has broadened the Freudian view by removing the absolutism of sex, here discusses emotional relationships as compounded in three parts, sex or the purely physical gratification; love, the enrichment of the personality; and the ego drive involving conquest and power. Here are many aspects of sex relations; the split between love and sex, the inhibitions generated in infancy; perversions; neuroses which do not have a sexual origin; the elements of love, romance, fantasy, pride, domination, infidelity, response, imagery, etc., and the refining role women have played in the elevation of their status. Less flowery but no more original than A Psychologist Looks At Love (1944) -- this might be defined as mainly sensible popular psychoanalysis.

Pub Date: Sept. 13th, 1945
ISBN: 0548142130
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart