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ERIC Number: ED076922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Denial: A Bibliography.
Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.
Denial was a mechanism that Sigmund Freud worked with in his clinical practice and in his formulation of personality. He considered denial, e.g., in his papers on Repression (1915) and on Fetishism (1927) in Collected Papers, Volumes IV and V respectively (London: Hogarth and The Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1925 and 1950 respectively). It would be best to read the paper on Fetishism, first. However, there seems to be difficulty in the psychoanalytic, psychological, and psychiatric literature with regard to the concept. One problem is the differentiation of denial within and between the archaic-heritage and the personal-experience of the neonate. Another problem is the overlap with the mechanism of repression. Still another problem is the use of denial by psychotics, who are more difficult to understand, to work with, etc. The added questions of conceptual clarity augment the problems of doing research. Denial, by name, has had little research compared to repression. In this bibliography, there is included research on denial between the late 1920's and the middle 1960's. (Author)
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