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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Symington, N. (1985). Phantasy Effects that which it Represents. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 66:349-357.

(1985). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 66:349-357

Phantasy Effects that which it Represents

Neville Symington

SUMMARY

This paper sets out to show that phantasy does not just inhabit a mental realm within the individual. With the help of some clinical examples, it tries to demonstrate that phantasy is itself

an active agent, so that the image within the phantasy is brought into effect through a subtle stimulation of the social environment. The paper ends by suggesting the way in which this can happen.

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