By Calvin S. Hall
Culled from 40 years of writing via the founding father of psychoanalysis, A Primer Of Freudian Psychology introduces Freud's theories at the dynamics and improvement of the human brain. corridor additionally offers a quick biography of Sigmund Freud and examines how he arrived at his groundbreaking conclusions. In discussing the weather that shape character, the writer explains the pioneer thinker's rules on protection mechanisms, the channeling of instinctual drives, and the position of intercourse in female and male maturation. Lucid, illuminating, and instructive, this is often an incredible publication for all who search to appreciate human habit, in themselves and others.
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7 It occurred about one year before this analysis ended, a point in time that is noteworthy because of the emotional significance of this particular juncture of the treatment. What the patient experienced at the time-I feel certain of my interpretation of the significance of that moment only in retrospect, for at the time I had not yet been able to grasp it fully-was the first inkling of the fact that he would have to relinquish the emotional sustenance he had been receiving from the analyst and, not being a young man anymore, would have to face life on his own with the support of selfobjects he would have to find through his own active efforts.
The cognitive framework sees the analyst only as the observer and the analysand only as the field that the observer-analyst surveys. Since this orientation fails to do justice to one of the most significant dimensions of the psychoanalytic situation, we need an orientation that complements it and thus gives us a more complete picture of the analyst's significance in the analytic situation. Expressed affirmatively, we need an orientation that acknowledges and then examines the analyst's influence in principle as an intrinsically significant human presence, not his influence via distorting countertransferences.
This is the experience, once more, of the absence of that responsive selfobject milieu without which human life cannot be sustained. 22 A Reexamination of Castration Anxiety Let me then, on the basis of the preceding reflections on disintegration anxiety-in particular its relationship to fear of death and fear of psychosis-as well as my comments on female sexuality, return to the anxieties of the oedipal period and my reevaluation of castration anxiety. To begin with I will stress that the developmental theories I am presenting are not the result of armchair speculation.