By Charles Brenner
This usual creation to psycho-analysis has been completely revised to explain and refine the techniques provided, and new chapters were extra. complete and lucid, Dr. Brenner's quantity is the vital orientation to the topic for either laymen and scholars.
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Indeed the word "postulates" is an inadequate one in this connection. It would be better to say that this proposition is considered to have work in the infant, influencing behavior gratification, which later been amply proved. The proofs which are available come from at sources. The dren. It is first of these truly remarkable is least three the direct observation of chil- how obvious are the evidences of THE DRIVES sexual desires serve and behavior in small them and talk with 23 children, if one will ob- them with an unbiased and objec- tive mind.
Perhaps more A likely to result in fixation, whether to an object or to a mode of gratifica- tion, is usually unconscious, either wholly or in part. It be supposed on might thought that a strong fixation, that is the persistence of a strong cathexis, would be conscious, while a weak one would be unconscious. Actually, our best evidence is that there is no relation between the strength of the persistent cathexis and its accessibility to consciousness. For example, despite the very great strength of their cathexes, the sexual interests of our childhood are regularly forgotten in large part as we grow out of early childhood, as we have remarked earlier in this chapter.
It is likely, a general characteristic of when excessive in degree it is a pathological outcome; perhaps other factors, as yet unknown, determine whether a fixation will be associated with mental illness or not. psychic development. Perhaps more A likely to result in fixation, whether to an object or to a mode of gratifica- tion, is usually unconscious, either wholly or in part. It be supposed on might thought that a strong fixation, that is the persistence of a strong cathexis, would be conscious, while a weak one would be unconscious.
An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis by Charles Brenner