This book offers a detailed and thorough perspective on the psychological meanings of animals to human beings and on their role in the development of the human mind and its psychopathology. It presents a multitude of new observations on human interactions with animals.

part I|38 pages

Conceptual Backdrop

chapter 1|36 pages

Animals in Psychiatric Symptomatology

BySalman Akhtar, Jodi Brown

part II|86 pages

Freud’s Menagerie

chapter 2|36 pages

Rat People

ByLeonard L. Shengold

chapter 3|20 pages

Horses and Horsewomen

ByJohn E. Schowalter

chapter 4|28 pages

The Wolf in the Consulting Room

ByDwarakanath G. Rao

part III|165 pages

Other Animals

chapter 5|33 pages

Man’s Best Friend

ByPhilip J. Escoll

chapter 6|39 pages

A Journey with Homo Aves Through the Human Aviary

ByGregg E. Gorton

chapter 7|36 pages

Snakes and Us

ByD. Wilfred Abse

chapter 8|28 pages

Spider Phobias and Spider Fantasies

ByMelitta Sperling

chapter 9|25 pages

The Cat People Revisited

ByVamik D. Volkan