Altruism

Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis

With the help of clinical material obtained from two male patients in therapy at the same time, the concept of the loving father is examined. Both patients presented with a fear of being homosexual. It gradually became clear during the therapy that both of them were searching for a loving father.

Author(s): 
Layland, W. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

The study of the legend of Tristan and Iseult in terms of the multiple fantasies it might express adds to our understanding of the psychology of love. In a previous paper (1975), I delineated, via allusion to the Tristan legend, the romantic-erotic conditions sometimes involved in creativity. In this one, I have approached the question of love from the other direction and have tried to delineate the creative-adaptive conditions required for integrating the experiences of loving and being in love.

Author(s): 
Gediman, H. K.
Publication Title: 
The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Five cases are presented wherein the violent person had had no substantial previous history of violence. Each of these people idealized the partner, were unable to accept the fact that the relationship was at an end and split off the anger. Frantic attempts to repair the relationship were made. Under various psychophysiological conditions, dyscontrol resulted in an outburst of violence toward the loved one.

Author(s): 
Bursten, B.
Publication Title: 
Child Development

Four categories of affectionate behavior were identified in the 23 mothers of Ainsworth's longitudinal sample whose infants were observed in the strange situation at age 12 months. Mothers of babies classified as showing pattern A (anxiously attached and avoidant) in terms of their strange situation behavior were found to emphasize kissing proportionally more than the other mothers, and hugging/cuddling proportionally less. This is congruent with the previous finding that such mothers are averse to close bodily contact.

Author(s): 
Tracy, R. L.
Ainsworth, M. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Even those aspects of transference which initially favor the analytic process and seem to have the least connection with resistance do become integral parts of the transference neurosis and contribute massively to some of the most subtle difficulties in the process, especially in its resolution. These phenomena are, by their very appearance of rationality and cooperation, all the more difficult to bring under analytic scrutiny.

Author(s): 
Stein, M. H.
Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie

Ninety married couples in the general population received a structured interview to assess their level of intimacy. The couples also completed self-report questionnaires to assess non-psychotic emotional illness and marital adjustment. High levels of intimacy were associated with martial adjustment. Low ratings of marital intimacy were significantly associated with non-psychotic emotional illness and psychiatric help-seeking.

Author(s): 
Waring, E. M.
McElrath, D.
Mitchell, P.
Derry, M. E.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Sexual Behavior

A battery of five paper and pencil questionnaires designed to measure empirically 10 specific skills hypothesized to be involved in effective interpersonal communication was employed to assess the pre- and post-therapy levels of these skills in couples undergoing treatment for sexual dysfunction at the Masters & Johnson Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.

Author(s): 
Tullman, G. M.
Gilner, F. H.
Kolodny, R. C.
Dornbush, R. L.
Tullman, G. D.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of the Addictions

The inundation which characterizes the heroin world focuses one's attention almost exclusively on drugs. Heroin often provides an addicted couple with commonality and a necessary focus in their relationship. However, lacking sexuality and other nondrug activities, heroin begins to undermine the relationship. The addict couple often begins to argue over money and drugs. There is bitterness, resentment, and often violence as a result of perceived inequalities on the part of one partner or the other. Finally, most addict-couples' relationships end on a sad and bitter note.

Author(s): 
Rosenbaum, M.
Publication Title: 
Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Immediate support is needed by parents when a limb deficient child has been delivered, a time when parents' fears and problems are greatest. This support involves special skills not readily available in the community. Thus it is important that these children and their parents are referred to Specialist Clinics by their local doctor immediately after birth. Experienced therapists and medical social workers attached to these clinics are not normally available to obstetric specialists and general practitioners.

Author(s): 
Angliss, V.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

A schematic overview of the development of male and female gender identity has been presented with an attempt to formulate a developmental line.

Author(s): 
Tyson, P.

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