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Emergence refers to situations in which it appears one gets something for nothing. A phenomenon is emergent when it has significant aspects that are more than the sum of its parts. The term coversExpand
The Course of Gay and Lesbian Lives: Social and Psychoanalytic Perspectives
We live in a society obsessed with tracing the cause of homosexuality. Is there a gene that can be identified? Or do the origins lie outside of biology in the cultural context of childhood orExpand
The Essential Other: A Developmental Psychology Of The Self
* Introduction * The Human Environment of Infancy * Toddlerhood: The Self and Morality * The Toddler Years: Language, Play, Sex, and Anality * Early Childhood * Moving into the Larger World: MiddleExpand
On the Efficacy of Psychoanalysis
In this study we critically review the formal research literature pertinent to the outcomes of psychoanalysis and the factors influencing these outcomes. Our inquiry was conducted from aExpand
Psychoanalysis and Dynamical Systems Theory: Prediction and Self Similarity
  • R. Galatzer-Levy
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 August 1995
The theory of dynamical systems (sometimes called chaos theory) has emerged in the past two decades as a powerful tool for understanding the evolution of complex systems. Expand
Chaotic possibilities: Toward a new model of development
  • R. Galatzer-Levy
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 April 2004
Most psychoanalytic models of development and change assume an orderly, sequential and predetermined unfolding of psychological functions and structures. Interferences with orderly unfoldingExpand
The Death of the Analyst: Patients Whose Previous Analyst Died While They Were in Treatment
  • R. Galatzer-Levy
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 December 2004
A few heroic analysts have described their work in the face of life-threatening illness. However, there are only limited descriptions of these illnesses and deaths from the patient's point of view.Expand
A Methodology for Reviewing the Reliability and Relevance of Child Custody Evaluations
Mental health professionals are frequently appointed by courts to become involved in custody cases in the role of child custody evaluator. This role requires that the mental health professionalExpand
Does Psychoanalysis Work
A survey of every major study of the efficacy of psychoanalytic treatment. The authors critically analyze the studies and their findings, discuss the issues that have been and should be explored inExpand