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1560009047
Author:
Geoffrey Cocks
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Medicine
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English
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Transaction Publishers; 2 edition (January 1, 1997)
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The reductionism of freudian psychoanalysis. Consider the neuropathologist Rudolf Bilz.

In Psychotherapy in the Third Reich, Geoffrey Cocks focuses on a curious phenomenon which has heretofore escaped notice: even at the zenith of Nazi persecution, the profession of psychotherapy achieved an institutional status and capacity for practice unrivaled in Germany before or since.

On the one hand, Cocks writes, The SS typically regarded homosexuality as a major element in the cultural decline that resulted from an egotism implanted by the Jew and the Bolshevik. The true artist, according to one SS analysis, was not a ‘self-impaled’ homosexual but one who transcended his homosexuality to touch the pulse of the male-female ethos in service to his race.

The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony of those in the field who had emigrated from Germany to escape Nazi persecution, Cocks learned that there was more to the story.

ISBN 0-205-14993-6 Leahey, A History of Modern Psychology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (Pearson), 2001.

New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1997. ISBN 0-205-14993-6 Leahey, A History of Modern Psychology. The Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology. Translated by Basil Haigh. ISBN 0-465-09208-X Herman, Ellen.

Similar books and articles. Psychotherapy in the Third Reich: The Goring Institute by Geoffrey Cocks. Hannah Decker - 1986 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 77:549-550. Bronwyn Mcfarland-Icke - 2003 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 94:757-758.

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The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony of those in the field who had emigrated from Germany to escape Nazi persecution, Cocks learned that there was more to the story. He looked to several interesting shards of evidence that pointed to the possibility that one could reconstruct a history of morally questionable professional developments in German psychotherapy during the Third Reich.

The evidence included: existence of a journal for psychotherapy published continuously from 1928 to 1944; accounts of a psychotherapist who assumed leadership of his colleagues and who was a relative of the powerful Nazi leader Hermann Goring; and a strong psychotherapeutic lobby in German medicine that was intellectually impoverished but apparently not destroyed by the expulsion of the prominent and predominantly Jewish psychoanalytic movement. Non-Jewish psychoanalysts and psychotherapists had in fact pursued their profession under the aegis of the so-called Goring Institute, with substantial support from agencies of the Nazi party, the Reich government, the military, and private business.

Much research has been done in the ten years since the first edition of this book was published, hence the need for a second edition. Included is more information on the history of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Nazi Germany, on the social history of the Third Reich, and on the history of the professions in Germany. Three new chapters analyze postwar developments and conflicts as well as broader issues of continuity and discontinuity in the history of modern Germany and the West. In addition, the author has reorganized the volume along chronological and narrative lines for greater ease of reading. Psychotherapy in the Third Reich is an important work for psychotherapists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, sociologists, and historians.

  • Prorahun
This is one more book that documents the problems with the close relationship between Darwinism and Nazi Germany. One problem was it has long been assumed that the Nazi attitude on mental illness was based solely on biological grounds. Thus, Nazi attitude toward mental illness was a sign of inferior racial stock and a pure Aryan would be free of such problems (p. 11). Although most Nazi psychologists accepted Nazi eugenics and excluded, sterilized and finally exterminated, those suffering from severe mental illness because they were less evolved. For the Nazis race was one of evolutionary struggle and may the best race prevail as per Darwinian natural selection (p. 11-12). This explained a lot, maybe most everything some thought, but there is much more to the story as Cocks documents. The reality is often more complex than it first seems and thus this book helps round out the story. Even ideological Nazi's saw this fact, some did at least.
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  • Arar
Overall good info. Too much biography, not enough psychological philosophy for my taste. Otherwise informative, also unique.
  • Mikarr
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