Psychoanalytic Distinction Between Myth and Mythopoesis

@article{Slochower1970PsychoanalyticDB,
  title={Psychoanalytic Distinction Between Myth and Mythopoesis},
  author={H. Slochower},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  year={1970},
  volume={18},
  pages={150 - 164}
}
  • H. Slochower
  • Published 1970
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
ECENT PSYCHOANALYTIC discussions of myth have as one of their theses that myth constitutes a form of adaptation bolR stering social conformity by the individual to his group. This thesis was set forth by Jacob Arlow in a penetrating and frequently cited article on “Ego Psychology and the Study of Myth” (1961). The myth, Arlow writes, “can be studied from the point of view . . . how it constitutes a form of adaptation to reality and to the group in which the individual lives, and how it… Expand
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