Personality Dynamics by Benjamin B. Wolman (auth.)

By Benjamin B. Wolman (auth.)

In the grand culture of Freud, this paintings endeavors to explain the character of human nature. despite the fact that, in mild of medical discoveries unknown in Freud's time, a brand new conceptual framework is brought which incorporates a new method of idea formation.

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LOGIC OF SaENCE AND PsYCHOLOGICAL THEORY 21 interpretations but even their mere descriptions of the behavior of mental patients were not the same. The reclining position of the neurotic patient and the sparse communication from the most silent psychoanalyst facilitated transference phenomena. Freud, the keen observer, noticed them and made them the cornerstone of his therapeutic method. However, when a psychotic patient was asked to recline with a psychoanalyst sitting behind his couch and watching him, a different reaction took place.

The concept of interindividual cathexis represents giving one's emotions, giving love, care, and affection. Helping people means giving away something from oneself. A mother who cares for her child enjoys her vectorial attitude. A woman who feeds her child even when she does not have enough food for herself enjoys the act of giving. Giving enhances one's self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-confidence implies faith in one's ability to satisfy needs, MONISTIC TRANSITIONISM 43 and self-esteem is the joy and pride derived from one's accomplishments.

In Russian psychology, this term denotes mental processes. Stimulation of interoceptors is either not perceived subjectively at all or, at least, not accompanied by any definite, localized perception. Soviet research contributes to the differentiation of what might be called "levels" in the transition from organic to mental. Interoceptive conditioning in man was proven to be unconscious (Bassin, 1968; Chertok, 1981; Razran, 1957; Ziferstein, 1983). John Eccles, in The Neurophysiological Basis of Mind (1953), introduced the hypothesis of the mode of operation of "will" on the cerebral cortex: A great part of the skilled activity evolving from the cerebral cortex is stereotyped and automatic, and may be likened to the control of breathing by respiratory centers.

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