Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see the German word that Freud used to refer to a concept…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Want to know the exact German word that Freud used to refer to a psychoanalytic concept? Move your mouse over a paragraph while reading The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud and a window will emerge displaying the text in its original German version.

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

W., H. (1947). Relaciones De Objeto En La Paranoia Masculina Y Femenina: Durval Marcondes. Revista de Psiconálisis, IV, 1947, pp. 492–507.. Psychoanal Q., 16:448.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Relaciones De Objeto En La Paranoia Masculina Y Femenina: Durval Marcondes. Revista de Psiconálisis, IV, 1947, pp. 492–507.

(1947). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 16:448

Relaciones De Objeto En La Paranoia Masculina Y Femenina: Durval Marcondes. Revista de Psiconálisis, IV, 1947, pp. 492–507.

H. W.

Marcondes thesis is that paranoid ideas in both sexes are not a defense against homosexuality but rather a defense against passive sexual attitudes toward either sexual object.

The problem, as Marcondes sees it, is found in the struggle that both sexes undergo against the passive sexual rôle in which they both begin life. When, in the boy, the change to an active attitude is inhibited he stays in, or returns to, a passive attitude toward both his mother and father. While passivity to father (men) is usually the presenting attitude in paranoia because 'the critical moment (in the passivity-activity conflict) took place during the Oedipal phase', nevertheless the boy's passive attitude toward mother from the preOedipal phase lies in the background, and indeed persecution by women is sometimes found in the presenting symptoms.

That feminine persecutors are more frequent in the girl (though nearly always veiled by a masculine persecutor) despite her normally passive attitude toward father in the Oedipal phase, is due, according to Marcondes, to the fact that the preOedipal phase is much longer than that of boys 'and therefore much more recent'. 'Paranoic disturbances', the author concludes, 'are a special form of defense against passivity'.

- 448 -

Article Citation

W., H. (1947). Relaciones De Objeto En La Paranoia Masculina Y Femenina. Psychoanal. Q., 16:448

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.