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Freud : memory and the metapsychological witch

  title={Freud : memory and the metapsychological witch},
  author={Manuel Batsch},
In this study, I explore the connections between Freud’s metapsychology and the practice of psychoanalysis. Until his very last papers, Freud continued to assert that the specificity of the genuine psychoanalytic cure was the research of infantile memory. In 1937 he wrote: “What we are in search of is a picture of the patient’s forgotten years that shall be alike trustworthy and in all essential respects complete” (Freud, 1937b, p.258). In order to perceive how this picture of a patient’s… 
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Balanced, Avoidant or Preoccupied? : Attachment strategies of adults who attended independent boarding schools compared with those who attended independent day schools

The aim of this research was to assess the attachment styles of two groups of people from the same socio-economic categories 1 and 11 as defined by the Standard Occupational Classification system



Fact and Fantasy in the Seduction Theory: A Historical Review

  • J. Schimek
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1987
It is concluded that the seduction theory had never been based on the patients' direct statements and conscious recall of seduction by the father in early childhood—unlike what Freud was to stale much later (1933).

A Phylogenetic Fantasy: Overview of the Transference Neuroses

The draft of the lost 12th metapsychological study of 1915: A Phylogenetic Fantasy is found, an obvious reference to Faust, which may provide further arguments for dispensing with Freudian metAPSychology.

A Critical Examination Of Freud's Concept of Bound vs. Free Cathexis

  • R. Holt
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1962
The concept of bound cathectic energy recurs a number of times in Freud's writings on general psychological theory, and has also been rather widely used by other analysts since him.

Notes for a Definition of the Concept of Psychoanalytical Epistemology

The first part of the article describes the epistemic ambiguities that psychoanalysis has generated through both a sometimes unstructured information. Accordingly, a historically out-moded

The question of truth claims in psychoanalysis

This article discusses the question of truth claims in psychoanalysis, revolving around the concepts “construction”, “reconstruction”, “historical truth” and “narrative truth”. In Part I of the

Wittgenstein's personality and his relations with Freud's thought

  • M. Mancia
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 2002
Wittgenstein emerges as a highly original philosopher who is, however, emotionally disturbed and restless; his personality is found to have narcissistic aspects that moulded his behaviour and thought, and the author contends that his mental suffering caused him to apply psychological and psychoanalytic categories to his philosophy.

Beyond the Pleasure Principle

While Freud did not explicitly make this claim, one may regard Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) as the first, still somewhat tentative resolution of the troubling theoretical problem he had

The mythologizing of psychoanalytic history: deception and self-deception in Freud's accounts of the seduction theory episode

The retrospective accounts are analyzed in considerable detail to illuminate the means by which Freud succeeded in obscuring what actually happened with his patients in the period in question, and the reasons for his doing so.

The Analysis of Metaphor

  • H. Voth
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1970
The premise is that a direct relationship exists between the efficiency with which the doctor does his work and the thoroughness and durability of treatment-a rather self-evident premise and one which closely parallels Freud’s view that the best way to shorten treatment is to do the work of analysis efficiently.

A New Language for Psychoanalysis

The “action language” for psychoanalysis which Schafer proposes is a welcome comment on Freud’s mode of conceptualization while attempting to dispense with his mechanistic vocabulary. Even more