Monthly Archives: November 2019

Closeness In The Psychoanalytical Encounter

European Psychoanalytical Federation   Happiness… is a problem of the economics of the individual’s libido. (Freud: Civilization and its Discontents) I am deeply moved and honoured to be representing my country at the meeting of the European Psycho-Analytical Federation. I hope

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WHY ARE WE SO ATTRACTED TO THE FAMILIAR BUT RESIST STRANGENESS?

Anything identified as unfamiliar is classified as non-self, not-me or strange. Freud (1905b) stressed that recognition of the familiar arouses pleasure. “Minor differences” (Freud, 1930, p. 114) may arouse feelings of strangeness and even anger, while “greater differences should lead

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The Role of Healthy Narcissism in Relating Emotionally to Familiarity and the Unknown

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