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By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

ISBN-10: 0300140231

ISBN-13: 9780300140231

This variation of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering baby analyst Anna Freud includes—among different new features—a significant retrospective advent through the author.

“Young-Bruehl’s description of 1 of the main advanced yet significant lighting in psychoanalytic background has stood as a beacon to scholars of psychoanalytic background. it's the top so much rigorously crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the total culture with a readability that simply the exploration of the lifetime of the daughter of the founding father of the flow may be able to offer. it's a superbly written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of labor. the easiest has simply bought better.”
-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, college collage London

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2, pp. 113-7 and 313-42. I 17 Dialogue with Erik Erikson something. Animals, again, are born with something akin to hope. But in man, because of his lifelong struggles between trust and mistrust in changing states and condi­ tions, it has to be developed firmly, and then be confirmed and reaffirmed throughout life. Muscular-Anal Stage: Autonomy WillPower vs. Shame and doubt I � The first stage then for man would be the development of hope emanating from a favorable ratio of trust versus mistrust.

Anna Freud [ 19] has described the function of the ego as a bulwark against the quantity of drives. I think that this quantitative aspect of drive pressure de­ pends very much on psychosocial development. A person whose potentialities as a person have no place in the his­ torical trends of his time simply is more upset about what drives him amorphously, more inclined to regress and thus also more bothered with infantile remnants in his sexuality. You can see in any number of young people that they can take sexuality in their stride, can weather crises, and absorb some severe mistakes.

Many women consider this suggestion-that women may yet contribute something specifically femi­ nine to so-far masculine fields-only a new form of dis­ crimination. Yet there is a sudden general awareness which has gripped this country in the last few years that something is yet missing in American women's emancipa­ tion. Quite recently, President Johnson has declared that he wants women in government both for their ability and in order to bring some feminine influence to bear on that sphere. But, as you suggest, perhaps even the first round of emancipation has not been won here.

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