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 offering transparent definitions and significant discussions of the technical phrases utilized in psychoanalysis. 'An actual and witty advisor to the that means of psychoanalytic phrases ...[it] additionally explains a number of the controversies that have disfigured the psychoanalytic circulate and that are any such puzzle to these outdoors it. For someone involved in psychoanalysis and its offshoots this is often an crucial publication' - Anthony Storr.

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In this, the correct, sense, counter-transference is a disturbing, distorting element in treatment. 2. By extension, the analyst's 28 Creativity emotional attitude towards his patient, including his response to specifie items of the patient's behaviour. e. he can assume that his own emotional response is based on a correct interpretation of the patient's true intentions or meaning. 'He [the analyst] must use his emotional response as a key to the patient's unconscÏous' (Heimann, 1950). Despite its widespread acceptance among Kleinians, Klein herself was not enthusiastic about the concept; it was 'elevating subjective feelings into a virtue'.

G. instinct, drive, impulse, sublimation. 6. g. e. 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.

If one approves of it, it is a modification of parameters. See Ferenczi and Rank (r986). Actlllai nellirosis In his early writings Freud distinguished between psychoneuroses and actual neuroses, the former being due to psychological confHcts and past events, the latter being the physiological consequences of present disturbances in sexual functioning. He further distinguished two forms of actual neurosis: neurasthenia, the resuIt of sexual excess, and anxiety neurosis, the result of unrelieved sexual stimulation.

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