This vintage book contains W. H. R. River's 1920 treatise, "Instinct and the Unconscious". It attempts to put into a biological setting the system of psychotherapy, and explores at length the subconscious, repression, hysteria, neurosis, hypnotism, and many other related topics. This fascinating volume will be of considerable utility to students of psychology, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of River's seminal work. Contents include: "The Unconscious", "Suppression", "Suppression and Inhibition", "The Content of the Unconscious", "The Nature of Instinct", "The Danger-Instincts", "Suppression of the Unconscious", "Dissociation", "Sleep", "The Psychic-Neurosis", "Hysteria or Substitution-Neurosis", "Regression", etcetera. William Halse Rivers Rivers (1864 - 1922) was an English neurologist, psychiatrist, and anthropologist. He is most famous for the treatment of military personnel who suffered from shell shock during World War One. Many antiquarian texts such as this, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.