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Holzman, P.S. (1953). British Journal of Psychology. XLII, 1951: Toward the Restatement of the Concept of the Self. Leon Litwinski. Pp. 246–249.. Psychoanal Q., 22:140-141.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: British Journal of Psychology. XLII, 1951: Toward the Restatement of the Concept of the Self. Leon Litwinski. Pp. 246–249.

(1953). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 22:140-141

British Journal of Psychology. XLII, 1951: Toward the Restatement of the Concept of the Self. Leon Litwinski. Pp. 246–249.

Philip S. Holzman

Theories of personality which emphasize defensive maneuvers arising from feelings of guilt, anxiety, and the like tend to underestimate the positive functions springing from the self. The self also is 'flattered … glorifies itself openly and frankly … is proud of its acquisitions or achievements and … consequently

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likes itself'. It is aware of its own identity and continuity. From the vantage point of historical perspective and awareness of present and future needs it surveys and evaluates action patterns and the situations in which they occur. 'The definition of personality as an inner system of expectations and desires should be accepted as having numerous advantages.'

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Article Citation

Holzman, P.S. (1953). British Journal of Psychology. XLII, 1951. Psychoanal. Q., 22:140-141

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