Sigmund Freud on Psychopathology in Everyday Life
Sigmund Freud’s book on the psychopathology of everyday life deals with seemingly trivial things like slips of the tongue, forgetting people’s names, and mistakes in speech. He offers an example from his own experience, forgetting someone’s name, and explains why things like that happen. The topics he deals with are all connected to our psychic lives, material stored in our unconscious, and unconscious imperatives that shape our behavior. The work of Charles Brenner is cited to explain, in some detail, the psychoanalytic approach to forgetting people’s names.