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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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(1960). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIX, 1958: Character, Trauma, and Sensory Perception. William F. Murphy. Pp. 555-568.. Psychoanal Q., 29:131.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIX, 1958: Character, Trauma, and Sensory Perception. William F. Murphy. Pp. 555-568.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:131

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIX, 1958: Character, Trauma, and Sensory Perception. William F. Murphy. Pp. 555-568.

Murphy discusses the importance of sensory stimulation for ego development. Proper ego development depends in part on sensory 'input'. It is of interest that certain classes of patients 'use' preferential sensory inputs: in hysterical patients vision predominates, in paranoid patients, hearing. The predominant or preferred perceptual channel may determine what childhood situation is traumatic, thus drawing it into conflict. In the analytic situation we may study the increased responses to certain sensory modalities when specific conflicts are mobilized. Both drives and defenses may be expressed through these preferred channels.

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Article Citation

(1960). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XXXIX, 1958. Psychoanal. Q., 29:131

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