Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To zoom in or out on PEP-Web…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Are you having difficulty reading an article due its font size?  In order to make the content on PEP-Web larger (zoom in), press Ctrl (on Windows) or ⌘Command (on the Mac) and the plus sign (+).  Press Ctrl (on Windows) or ⌘Command (on the Mac) and the minus sign (-) to make the content smaller (zoom out).   To go back to 100% size (normal size), press Ctrl (⌘Command  on the Mac) + 0 (the number 0).

Another way on Windows: Hold the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel up or down to zoom in and out (respectively) of the webpage. Laptop users may use two fingers and separate them or bring them together while pressing the mouse track pad.

Safari users: You can also improve the readability of you browser when using Safari, with the Reader Mode: Go to PEP-Web. Right-click the URL box and select Settings for This Website, or go to Safari > Settings for This Website. A large pop-up will appear underneath the URL box. Look for the header that reads, “When visiting this website.” If you want Reader mode to always work on this site, check the box for “Use Reader when available.”

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

Brierley, M. (1952). Organization and Pathology of Thought. Selected Sources: By David Rapaport. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1951. Pp. xviii + 786. Price $10.00.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 33:496-497.

(1952). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 33:496-497

Organization and Pathology of Thought. Selected Sources: By David Rapaport. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1951. Pp. xviii + 786. Price $10.00.)

Review by:
Marjorie Brierley

This is an unusual type of book, an anthology on the grand scale, which should provoke useful discussion and stimulate research. The author remarks in his Preface that our knowledge of thinking is 'scant' and this volume should help to amplify it. It is a source book of material bearing on the organization and pathology of thought and, although it does not pretend to be complete, the author's selection has two great merits. Firstly, he has not limited himself to a single avenue of approach but has included papers by psychologists, psychiatrists, and psycho-analysts. Secondly, he has chosen a number of papers not readily accessible to the English-speaking public; many appear in English translation for the first time.

The author has not only had to select his papers but also the relevant parts of many of the chosen papers and to omit passages with less bearing on the central theme. The reader may sometimes regret the omissions, particularly in the case of papers translated for the first time, but a summary of the omitted parts is often given in the running commentary which accompanies the papers. This method may incur some criticism, as the flow of the text is constantly interrupted by footnotes, but any reader who finds this aggravating can ignore the commentary on first reading and return to it later. It would be a mistake for him to ignore the commentary altogether, as it is an integral part of the book and a preparation for the final chapter in which the author tries

[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 © 2017, 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.