Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To suggest new content…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Help us improve PEP Web. If you would like to suggest new content, click here and fill in the form with your ideas!

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

Murphy, W.F. (1957). A Note on the Significance of Names. Psychoanal Q., 26:91-106.

(1957). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 26:91-106

A Note on the Significance of Names

William F. Murphy, M.D.

SUMMARY

The significance of names in the organization of the ego defense patterns is discussed and illustrated. Given names, surnames, nicknames, and assumed names have numerous important significances in the development of individuals, and often give clues to their attitudes toward themselves and others with whom they have been closely associated. In some instances they appear to have an initially pathogenic influence.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, 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.