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By Charles Rycroft

Charles Rycroft's "Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis" is a longtime reference paintings offering transparent definitions and demanding discussions of the technical phrases utilized in psychoanalysis. 'An actual and witty consultant to the that means of psychoanalytic phrases ...[it] additionally explains a few of the controversies that have disfigured the psychoanalytic flow and that are one of these puzzle to these outdoors it. For a person fascinated about psychoanalysis and its offshoots this is often an necessary e-book' - Anthony Storr.

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E. in attributing to images a relatively constant meaning) (see processes, primary and secondary). And (c) that he maintained that 'being brought into connexion with verbal images' was an essential prerequisite for the entry of an unconscious thought into consciousness. It is also possible to deduce from his views on treatment and the therapeutic value of making the unconscious conscious that he held that consciousness had an integrative function (see integration). See Freud (I9I Sb, 1923). See wordpresentation.

Conversion hysteria Form ofpsychoneurosis in which the symptoms are physical complaints. g. a hysterieal anaesthesia of~ say, the hand corresponds to the are a embraced by the concept 'hand' (covered by a glove), not to the area served by the nerves to the hand; (b) the symptom can be demonstrated to fulfil a function in the patient's life; and (c) the patient adopts a curious attitude towards the sym ptom, typically either a histrionic one or one of indifference. g. Coprophagia: eating faeces, a symptom occurring in disturbed, deprived children and in schizophrenia.

Despite its widespread acceptance among Kleinians, Klein herself was not enthusiastic about the concept; it was 'elevating subjective feelings into a virtue'. See Grosskurth (1986). Counter-will See will and negativism. Cover Memory See screen memory. Creativity The capacity to arrive at novel but valid solutions to problems. The capa city to create imaginative products (see imagination) which are compelling, convincing, significant, etc. From its earliest days, psychoanalysis has been tempted to proffer explanations of creative activity, these being invariably based on demonstration of the similarity between creative activity and sorne neurotic process.

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