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Anna Freud taught the importance of observation, suggesting that students jot down their observations in a systematic manner. She urged observers to amplify their notes, which were later discussed in meetings. Observations made in the nursery school, for example, were discussed afterwards and classified in a file under appropriate headings somewhat similar(More)
Some of Heinz Hartmann's theoretical formulations concerning the adaptive functions of the ego are described as they apply to the case of a patient analyzed between the ages of five and eight. This boy, vulnerable because of prematurity, was born at twenty-six weeks weighing 2.7 pounds and remained in the hospital newborn unit for sixty-six days.(More)
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