Character Analysis (Paperback)

Character Analysis By Wilhelm Reich, Vincent Carfagno (Translated by) Cover Image
By Wilhelm Reich, Vincent Carfagno (Translated by)
Email or call for price
Out of Print - Not Available

Description


Reich's classic work on the development and treatment of human character disorders, first published in 1933.

As a young clinician in the 1920s, Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive technique of character analysis, in which the sum total of typical character attitudes developed by an individual as a blocking against emotional excitations became the object of treatment. These encrusted attitudes functioned as an "armor," which Reich later found to exist simultaneously in chronic muscular spasms. Thus mind and body came together and character analysis opened the way to a biophysical approach to disease and the prevention of it.

About the Author


Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many works include Listen, Little Man!, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.

Praise For…


“It is clear that a prophylaxis of neuroses is out of the question unless it is prepared theoretically; in short, that the study of the dynamic and economic conditions of human structures is its most important prerequisite.” —Wilhelm Reich


Product Details
ISBN: 9780374509804
ISBN-10: 0374509808
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: November 1st, 1980
Pages: 576
Language: English