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Weigert, E. (1956). An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis: By Charles Brenner, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1955. 219 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 25:261-262.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:261-262

An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis: By Charles Brenner, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1955. 219 pp.

Review by:
Edith Weigert

This elementary textbook of psychoanalysis will be highly welcome to all students of psychoanalysis, to those who prepare themselves for practice in the field as well as to those in neighboring fields of psychiatry, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc., all of whom need a comprehensive presentation of psychoanalytic contributions which have become established with scientific validity up to date.

The author sets up psychoanalytic theory on two fundamental pillars, closely related to each other: 1, the principle of psychic determination, and 2, the significance of unconscious mental processes, both applicable to normal as well as to pathologic psychology. Leaving the historically early evidence of unconscious determination, i.e., Freud's discoveries about daily parapraxes, wit, and dreams, to the last chapters of this textbook, Dr. Brenner follows Freud's development of dynamic theories from the early dualistic theory of libidinal versus preservative energy to his later theory of sexual versus aggressive drives, their states of fusion and relative defusion. The hypothetical death instinct is only mentioned in passing.

The author discusses the topographic differentiation of the system Ucs. versus the system Cs. and Pcs.,

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