Year: 1996 Source: Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1996. p.32-48 SIEC No: 20020259

In this chapter, the authors trace the development of Freud’s understanding of how an individual can take his or her own life. To fully understand Freud’s contributions to the theory of suicide, it is also necessary to discuss his understanding of the development of the mind, including his changing conceptions of the unconscious & instinctual life. (11 refs.)