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To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from pepeasy.pep-web.org. You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:

On IOS:

  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu

 

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

Camden, V.J. (2014). Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion Lois Oppenheim Routledge, New York and London, 2013; 207 pp; $140.00 paperback: 40.95. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 95(5):1029-1035.

(2014). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 95(5):1029-1035

Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion Lois Oppenheim Routledge, New York and London, 2013; 207 pp; $140.00 paperback: 40.95

Review by:
Vera J. Camden, Ph.D.

The Itinerary of the Imagination

Lois Oppenheim's Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion balances the tensions inherent in the sublimation theory of creative productivity developed by Freud, and the corrective additions to his theory offered by ego-psychologists and relational theorists through advancing the place and the power of the imagination as a faculty of the human mind. She appeals to recent discoveries in neuroscience to affirm that: “[The] creative endeavor, however sublimatory or relational the context in which it is viewed, is rooted in the neurobiology of humankind. Indeed, creativity, its identification of the self to the self and consequent augmentation of agency, depends upon the physiology of the faculty, imagination, through which it emerges” (p. xxv).

Oppenheim's claim for the imagination recognizes, precisely, how its functions may be viewed through the lens of psychoanalytic theories but its operations and its productions may not be reduced to derivatives of either drives or object relations. The imagination, in this sense, operates as the very faculty of perception, the sine qua non of reality itself. Here Oppenheim cites David Beres: “Without imagination, reality is only sensed and experienced; with imagination, reality becomes an object of awareness. With his imagination man participates in reality, alters it, and even to some extent controls it” (p. xxv). Oppenheim's point here is at once to settle the differences between drive theory and relational theory in order to recognize that both perspectives on human development find convergence on a developmental trajectory that ends with the enhancement of human agency and creative potential promised by psychoanalytic treatment.

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