Psychoanalysis and behavior

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAndré Tridon

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter ii. speech and memory defects The neurotic type in its negative attitude to life refuses to face unpleasant facts. It adopts the ostrich's tactics and buries its head in the sand. The most efficient way to flee from an unpleasant reality is not to know any longer that it was once perceived. Oblivion is the simplest way to rid oneself of an unpleasant fact. If it cannot be entirely forgotten, avoiding to mention it is the next best negative expedient. Loss of memory, partial or complete, obliterates a part of our biography which we lack courage to acknowledge as our own. Aphasia, aphonia or stammering withhold conveniently statements which our unconscious considers damaging. A German woman of fifty who at the beginning of the war had been especially loud in her progermanism and had thereby caused her family and relatives a great deal of annoyance, was absolutely prostrated when her son, a naturalized citizen, was drafted. A panicky fear seized her lest her indiscrete utterances might bring punishment upon her beloved boy's head. The night when he left for camp, she became strangely silent and the next morning she was absolutely disoriented, being unable to recognize any member of her family or her environment. Her memory for everything which had occurred since August, 1914, was entirely gone; she could speak only with great dilficulty and for a while her vocal cords lost all resonance; she regained to a certain extent her powers of speech when expressing herself in English but she was absolutely unable to make herself heard when she talked German. On the other hand, her memory of events preceding the world catastrophe was absolutely unimpaired. While she never joined a conversation or addressed any one first she would very often supply with astounding acc...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter ii. speech and memory defects The neurotic type in its negative attitude to life refuses to face unpleasant facts. It adopts ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217039502

ISBN - 13:9780217039505

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