Conflict, compromise formation, and structural theory.


Evidence is put forth to support the previously presented view (Brenner 1994, 1998) that present knowledge of mental conflict and compromise formation renders invalid the widely accepted theory of mind as functionally separable structures called id, ego, and superego. The nature, origins, and timing of conflict and compromise formation in mental development are discussed, as well as their relation to psychic trauma.

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@article{Brenner2002ConflictCF, title={Conflict, compromise formation, and structural theory.}, author={Charles Brenner}, journal={The Psychoanalytic quarterly}, year={2002}, volume={71 3}, pages={397-417} }