Corpus ID: 39301609

The Empirical Status of Psychoanalytic Treatment

  title={The Empirical Status of Psychoanalytic Treatment},
  author={David Kealy},
  • David Kealy
  • Published 2012
  • Psychoanalysis has benefitted from the application of empirical research efforts to psychodynamic concepts and clinical interventions. One of the most striking examples of research into psychoanalytic concepts is the widespread integration of Bowlby’s attachment theory in developmental and social psychology research (e.g. Cassidy & Shaver, 2008). Other examples include research concerning defense mechanisms (Cramer, 2008) and unconscious mental processes (e.g. Bargh, 2007). When most people… CONTINUE READING


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