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Freud & The Psychoanalytics of Desire | Bristol

Freud & The Psychoanalytics of Desire | Bristol

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  •  Saint Paul's Road, Bristol, BS8 1LX
Suitable for: Adults
Dr Glenn Wilson is one of Britain's best-known psychologists, specialising in personality and sexual behaviour. He has been Visiting Professor at Gresham College London, as wel... More Info »
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Many writers from Sophocles to Wagner and Freud have seen profound significance in the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek King who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.

What does the Oedipus myth tell us about human nature, sexual desires and relationships? Do we have a natural inclination toward incest or is avoidance of close relatives the norm? To what extent is sexual attraction and our choice of partners influenced by early experience of our parents and siblings? These are some of the issues that will be examined in Dr Wilson’s talk.

Dr Glenn Wilson is one of Britain best-known psychologists, specialising in personality and sexual behaviour. He has been Visiting Professor at Gresham College London, as well as several American institutions, including Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Nevada, Reno. He is author and co-author of some 33 books, including Love and Instinct, Psychology for Performing Artists and Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation and has published around 130 articles in scientific journals. In collaboration with colleagues at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences he produced a theory of the evolution of EEG brain oscillations and has shown how brain activity can be used to identify sexual preferences. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and makes frequent TV appearances in news and documentary programmes. The most recent series on which he was expert consultant and commentator was "Stalkers Who Kill" (CBS Reality).

Venue: Racks Bar & Kitchen

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Many writers from Sophocles to Wagner and Freud have seen profound significance in the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek King who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. What does the Oedipus myth tell us about human nature, sex... Read More
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