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Seductive Mirage: An Exploration of the Work of Sigmund Freud
Book jacket/back: Although it is now widely held that the scientific basis for Sigmund Freud's theories is decidedly wobby, and his surmises often appear woefully incomplete at best, there yetExpand
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The mythologizing of psychoanalytic history: deception and self-deception in Freud's accounts of the seduction theory episode
  • A. Esterson
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 August 2001
Following in the footsteps of the pioneering articles by Frank Cioffi in the early 1970s, several scholars in recent years have scrutinized Freud's writings pertaining to the seduction theory and toExpand
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Jeffrey Masson and Freud's seduction theory: a new fable based on old myths
Jeffrey Masson's version of the seduction theory episode in Freud's early career, as presented in The Assault on Truth (1984), is very plaus ible as a revised account of the traditional story.Expand
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Misconceptions about Freud's seduction theory: comment on Gleaves and Hernandez (1999).
D. H. Gleaves and E. Hernandez (1999) write in relation to the seduction theory that "recent writers now argue that ... Freud never made discoveries of sexual abuse" (p. 332) and that "the assertionExpand
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The myth of Freud's ostracism by the medical community in 1896-1905: Jeffrey Masson's assault on the truth.
  • A. Esterson
  • Medicine, Philosophy
  • History of psychology
  • 1 May 2002
The story recounted by Jeffrey M. Masson of the medical community's outraged response to the seduction theory is treated as historical fact in some of the recent literature on Freud's earlyExpand
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Einstein's Wife: The Real Story of Mileva Einstein-Maric
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Misconceptions about Freud's seduction theory: comment on Gleaves and Hernandez (1999).
D. H. Gleaves and E. Hernandez (1999) write in relation to the seduction theory that "recent writers now argue that ... Freud never made discoveries of sexual abuse" (p. 332) and that "the assertionExpand
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Grünbaum's Tally Argument
Adolf Grünbaum contends that he has discovered in Freud's writings a hitherto overlooked thesis (the Tally Argument), enunciated by Freud to underwrite his psychoanalytic method of clinicalExpand
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Freud did not anticipate modern reconstructive memory processes
In this commentary, we challenge the claim that Freud's thinking anticipated Bartlettian reconstructive theories of remembering. Erdelyi has ignored important divergences that demonstrate it is notExpand
Recovered memories of sexual abuse
  • A. Esterson
  • Medicine
  • Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  • 1 December 2001
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