By Charles Rycroft
Charles Rycroft's "Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis" is a longtime reference paintings delivering transparent definitions and demanding discussions of the technical phrases utilized in psychoanalysis. 'An exact and witty advisor to the which means of psychoanalytic phrases ...[it] additionally explains a number of the controversies that have disfigured the psychoanalytic circulation and that are this sort of puzzle to these outdoors it. For somebody all in favour of psychoanalysis and its offshoots this is often an integral ebook' - Anthony Storr.
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In the former case, the words are being used objectively to describe observable behaviour, in the latter the y are being used inferentially to describe a hypothesis about the patient's or infant's disregard of external objects. e. When used in this sense, auto-erotic is synonymous with narcissistic (see narcissism). Object theory is opposed to the idea of an auto-erotic phase in infancy and takes the view that the infant is mother-related from the very beginning, that, to quote Fairbairn (1952), the infant is 'object-seeking not pleasure-seeking'.
The function of defence is to protect the ego, and defences may be instigated by (a) anxiety due to increases in instinctual tension (see also instinct); (b) anxiety due to a bad conscience (super-ego threats); or (c) realistic dangers. The concept of defence is usuaUy stated in terms which imply that the human ego is beset by threats to its survival emanating from the id, the super-ego, and the outside world, and that it is, therefore, perpetually on the defensive. But the concept is better regarded less negatively and taken to indude aIl techniques used by the ego to master, control, canalize, and use forces 'which may lead to a neurosis'.
When used in this sense, auto-erotic is synonymous with narcissistic (see narcissism). Object theory is opposed to the idea of an auto-erotic phase in infancy and takes the view that the infant is mother-related from the very beginning, that, to quote Fairbairn (1952), the infant is 'object-seeking not pleasure-seeking'. According to this view, autoerotic behaviour is substitutive, the subject using a part ofhimself as a symbolic equivalent of someone else. Autonomous fum:tions of the ego These are functions which have ceased to be directly influenced by the instincts of which they ~re derivatives and which cannot, therefore, be interfered with by conflicts.
A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Second Edition by Charles Rycroft