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Psychoanalysis

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  1. The capacity to control emotion is important for human adaptation. Questions about the neural bases of emotion regulation have recently taken on new importance, as functional imaging studies in humans have permitted direct investigation of control…
  2. For almost 45 years, the experience of Jewish children who were hidden during World War II was considered to be of little importance, particularly with respect to what had taken place in the concentration camps. Their very history was ignored in the…
  3. Behavior and experience are organized around the enjoyment and pursuit of incentives. During the time that an incentive is behaviorally salient, an organism is especially responsive to incentive-related cues. This sustained sensitivity requires…
  4. Prior to the twentieth century, theories of knowledge were inherently perceptual. Since then, developments in logic, statistics, and programming languages have inspired amodal theories that rest on principles fundamentally different from those…
  5. The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social…
  6. Discusses the notion of fantasy and its various psychoanalytic interpretations. Freud's theory of seduction is reexamined, permitting the analysis of the dialectic relationship between fantasy productions, the underlying structures, and the reality…
  7. In Freud's technique papers, he failed to develop a systematic approach to termination. Much of the existing literature is based on psychoanalytic mythologies about the way patients are expected to end analysis. The models described in the…
  8. In this article, we attempt to distinguish between the properties of moderator and mediator variables at a number of levels. First, we seek to make theorists and researchers aware of the importance of not using the terms moderator and mediator…
  9. This research investigated whether the physical act of enclosing an emotionally laden stimulus can help alleviate the associated negative emotions. Four experiments found support for this claim. In Experiments 1a and 1b, emotional negativity was…
  10. Simple analytical models are introduced that significantly enhance the ability to understand and rationalise the nature of bonding interactions depicted by domain-averaged Fermi hole (DAFH) analysis. The examples presented show that besides shedding…
  11. Consciousness separates us from other animals and machines - or does it? Can consciousness be reduced scientifically to chemical and mechanical processes? If so, where do love and pain, dreams and joy fit in?
  12. Freud describes mourning in adults, contrasts it with depressive states, and explicates the relation between the two conditions begins to develop his ideas about the difference between normal mourning and its pathological counterpart formulates the…