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Goldberg, A. (1997). Three Forms Of Meaning And Their Psychoanalytic Significance. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 45:491-506.

(1997). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 45:491-506

Three Forms Of Meaning And Their Psychoanalytic Significance

Arnold Goldberg

The existence of three distinct forms of meaning—unearthed, reshaped, and improvised—is claimed to be a part of every analysis. These forms are defined and distinguished from one another. Each is presented as conforming to a certain set of psychological needs in the patient and so as having no overall or general significance as to its propriety vis-à-vis the others. As a group these meanings necessarily alter the concept of neutrality, rendering it relative to the individual patient.

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