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by Uwe Hentschel,Gudmund J.W. Smith,Wolfram Ehlers,Juris G. Draguns


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Freud (1917) considered the psyche to be a hierarchy of super- and subordinated instances, corresponding to the multitude of the individual’s drives and relations with the external world. Very often there are opposite and incompatible relations among those instances.

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Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund . Smith, Wolfram Ehlers, Juris G. Draguns. Between these two extremes, a large number of observers, perhaps the majority, would suspend their judgment.

Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund J. W. Smith, Wolfram Ehlers. What is the scientific status and the "truth value" of the concept of defense mechanisms?

Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund J. What is the scientific status and the "truth value" of the concept of defense mechanisms? Among contemporary psychologists, three types of answers to this question may be expected.

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What is the scientific status and the "truth value" of the concept of defense mechanisms? Among contemporary psychologists, three types of answers to this question may be expected. Some would wholeheartedly endorse the theoretical, clinical, and research value of this notion; others would reject it outright. Between these two extremes, a large number of observers, perhaps the majority, would suspend their judgment. Their attitude, compounded of hope and doubt, would capitalize on defense as an interesting and promising concept. At the same time, these psy­ chologists would express skepticism and disappointment over its clinical limitations, theoretical ambiguity, and research failures. The present volume is primarily addressed to the audience of hopeful skeptics-those who have not given up on the notion of defense, yet have been frustrated by the difficulties of incorporating it into the modern, streamlined structure of psychology. To this end, we have brought together theoretical and empirical contributions germane to defense together with reports about their applications to clinical and personality assessment, especially in relation to psychopathology, psychosomatics, and psycho­ therapeutic intervention.
The Concept of Defense Mechanisms in Contemporary Psychology: Theoretical, Research, and Clinical Perspectives download epub
Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Uwe Hentschel,Gudmund J.W. Smith,Wolfram Ehlers,Juris G. Draguns
ISBN: 0387940030
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 1993 edition (October 22, 1993)
Pages: 439 pages