Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To use Pocket to save bookmarks to PEP-Web articles…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Pocket (formerly “Read-it-later”) is an excellent third-party plugin to browsers for saving bookmarks to PEP-Web pages, and categorizing them with tags.

To save a bookmark to a PEP-Web Article:

  • Use the plugin to “Save to Pocket”
  • The article referential information is stored in Pocket, but not the content. Basically, it is a Bookmark only system.
  • You can add tags to categorize the bookmark to the article or book section.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Twemlow, S.W. Ramzy, N. (2002). Editorial. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Stud., 4(2):145-148.

(2002). Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 4(2):145-148

Editorial Introduction

Editorial

Stuart W. Twemlow, M.D. and Nadia Ramzy, Ph.D.

It is a pleasure to be associated with the wide range of scholarship and creativity of this issue. The Journal has always prided itself on solid scholarship and openness to new ideas even if they are not fully developed, but for which there is substantial promise. In other words, we look upon ourselves as a journal of ideas as well as evidence based research and other forms of scholarship. The papers in this issue illustrate very well this range and diversity. Dan Merkur, in a carefully argued ethnographic analysis of the vision quest of the Native American Ojibwa Tribe, illustrates how pathologizing interpretations of the vision quest as negative Oedipal fixations can instead be more completely explained as normal maturation. Using verbatim transcripts of accounts of vision quests by individuals of varying ages from childhood to adulthood, Merkur is able to show quite convincingly that his nonpathologizing way of looking at the vision quest as an ongoing example of needed ego ideal mythologies do foster growth and maturation. Another paper, dealing in a very different way with a self-corrected Oedipal, pathology is written by Marvin Brooks. Dr. Brooks is able to show in a detailed analysis of information available about the life of Theodore Herzl, who is credited with establishing Zionism as a political system, how Herzl is ultimately successful in developing political Zionism. First, Herzl evolved through a pathological negative Oedipal fixation to midlife, revealed in conflict about his own submission to powerful and idealized figures including conflict regarding his Jewish identity with thinly veiled contempt for the Jewish masses, to a new positive Oedipal position where Oedipal dangers were relieved. He then was able to develop political Zionism and his Jewish identity. The close links among psychopathology, growth, and the various factors that influence it will give cause for significant meditation. It was certainly fortunate for Zionism that Herzl was able to deal with these issues.

Next,

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.