By Charles Rycroft
Charles Rycroft's "Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis" is a longtime reference paintings supplying transparent definitions and demanding discussions of the technical phrases utilized in psychoanalysis. 'An exact and witty consultant to the that means of psychoanalytic phrases ...[it] additionally explains a few of the controversies that have disfigured the psychoanalytic move and that are this type of puzzle to these outdoor it. For somebody fascinated with psychoanalysis and its offshoots this can be an essential e-book' - Anthony Storr.
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Planned deviations from classical technique are sometimes called parameters. For an exposition of classical technique, see Fenichel (I941). Classical (analytical) theory Although this concept is frequently encountered in the literature, it is hard, unless one is already familiar with the author's theoretical position, to know precisely to what it refers. The concept irnplies that there exists a theoretical 'norrn' and that other theoretical positions can be placed in relation to it, either as deviations from it or as ad van ces on it.
See inferiority complex; masculine protest. The adultomorphic fallacy is attributing to infànts and young children the thoughts and tèclings which an adult would have under analogous conditions. The reference is usually to theories about the psychology of infants which the speaker believes overestimate their level of development. Aetiology and pathology Aetiology and pathology These are frequently confused. Aetiology refers to the causes of disease and pathology to the abnormal pro cesses inferred to be responsible for the manifest symptoms.
Nd heteronomy Piaget's distinction between the heteronomy of infants and autonomy of adults is made in psycho- II Autoplastie adaptation analysis by the contrast between infantile dependence and adult independence. Neurotic dependence is a condition in which an autonomous adult imagines himself to be heteronomous. 'Autonomy v. shame and dOl/bt' is Erikson's (I963) term for the second of his eight stages of man. It corresponds approximately to the anal stage of dassical theory, sphincter-control marking the achievement of autonomy.
A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Second Edition by Charles Rycroft