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Calef, V. (1949). Male Psychology: Hans Keller. Brit. J. of Med. Psychology, XX, 1946, pp. 384–388.. Psychoanal Q., 18:130-131.

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Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Male Psychology: Hans Keller. Brit. J. of Med. Psychology, XX, 1946, pp. 384–388.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:130-131

Male Psychology: Hans Keller. Brit. J. of Med. Psychology, XX, 1946, pp. 384–388.

Victor Calef

Keller states that it seems to be somewhat desirable that female psychologists study male psychology. Man has been considered the norm and studied as a norm by the norm. Keller suggests an approach almost completely neglected, 'the study of male psychology by female psychologists who investigate not the points in which they differ from men, but those in which they differ from women'. It is argued that the female is suitable for this task because of her capacity to identify, her relative incapacity to overestimate or underestimate the love object, her capacity for amoralistic attitudes, her greater objectivity in viewing the opposite sex and the fact that intellectual women have less


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intellectual narcissism than intellectual men. Certain factors may be unsuitable, such as the presence of particularly strong complexes in the female, the repression of female voyeurism (castration complex), hostility against the other sex and dependence on authority. A plea is made for female psychologists to approach the problem.


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Calef, V. (1949). Male Psychology. Psychoanal. Q., 18:130-131

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