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Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. (2000). The Gap between Two Creative Traditions: Experimental Psychology and Psychoanalysis Commentary by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber. Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(2):234-238.

(2000). Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(2):234-238

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Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

It was a pleasure for me as a psychoanalyst to read Paul Whittle's paper. Here is an experimental psychologist asking himself why psychoanalysis and his branch of psychology are ignoring each other, more or less, constituting a gap between the two disciplines.His interest in psychoanalysis is especially unusual, against the background of the present zeitgeist which Jonathan Lear (1995), professor of philosophy at Yale, characterized as “Freud bashing.” Whittle, in opposition to this zeitgeist, wants to analyze some of the reasons for the lack of scientific exchange between the two disciplines.

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