A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Second Edition by Charles Rycroft

By Charles Rycroft

Charles Rycroft's "Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis" is a longtime reference paintings supplying transparent definitions and important discussions of the technical phrases utilized in psychoanalysis. 'An exact and witty advisor to the that means of psychoanalytic phrases ...[it] additionally explains many of the controversies that have disfigured the psychoanalytic move and that are this sort of puzzle to these outdoor it. For someone considering psychoanalysis and its offshoots this can be an vital ebook' - Anthony Storr.

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See Glover (1939), Brierley (1951), Rapaport (1953). Affectional bond That which attachment behaviour strives to create and main tain - and hence that which is disrupted by 10ss and bereavement. Affective dosorder, psychosis Psychiatric diagnostic term for those psychoses which are characterized by disturbance of mood. See manic-depressive psychosis; depression; mania. Afferent Adj. qualifying nerves which conduct impulses, messages, towards the centre, in contrast to efferent nerves which carry them from the centre to the periphery.

Remembering, forgetting, and (perhaps) introspection. e. they assume either that the subjective data can be eXplained as the resuIt of the activity of objectifiable impersonal forces or that non-Iocalizable, temporally organized events can be formulated in terms of a fictitious, space-occupying structure. Conceptualization The process of deriving concepts from observations, of formulating general statements. A popular tenn, the virtue of which is that it enables its user to avoid choosing between formulation, generalization, abstraction, and thought.

See obsessional neurosis. =erotism Refer to sensuous pleasure derived from anal sensations. Allall=s:adlst:IC. =sadism Refer to sadistic phantasies (see sadism) inferred to originate in the anal stage. Anal stage, Stage of (a) infantile libidinal development postulated by instinct theory, in which the anus and defaecation are the major source of sensuous pleasure and form the centre of the infànt's self-awareness; and (b) of infàntile ego development, in which mastery of the body, particularly of its sphincters, and socialization of impulses are the infant's major preoccupations.

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