Neurotic Behavior: A Psychodynamic View (1973)

19 Dec
Director   “Producer, director, and writer, Tom Lazarus.”
Producer  CRM Productions. Released by McGraw Hill.
Length   19 min
B&W/Color   color
UO Library Catalog description:  Describes the basic dilemma of the neurotic person, and shows how mental defenses serve to reduce anxiety by following an episode in the life of a troubled college student as he attempts to cope with reality.
Call # FILM Mb283
Genre  instructional
Rare  no
Online  no
Copyright status  protected
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


Part of the Abnormal Psychology series. Great piece of Freudania, both as camp and as popular explanation of theory; color-coded animations of toilets and angry parents provide a realtime commentary on Peter’s OCD and difficulty connecting with women. Slow-motion replays. 1970s fashions. Says guide in container, but guide is missing. Lazarus also made Depression: A Study in Abnormal Behavior. Here’s his website.

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