Psychoanalyzing kleptomania

  title={Psychoanalyzing kleptomania},
  author={Ronald A. Fullerton},
  journal={Marketing Theory},
  pages={335 - 352}
This article is a critical historical exploration of psychoanalytic theory about, and treatment of, kleptomania, an extreme form of consumer misbehavior characterized by impulse-control and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Kleptomania attracted the attention of two generations of key psychoanalytic theorists, who often developed brief suggestions made by Freud. In its heyday, from the 1920s through 1950s, psychoanalytic theory dominated all discussion of kleptomania, and psychoanalytic therapy… 
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