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Drooz, R.B. (1960). Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. Psychoanal Q., 29:148-150.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:148-150

Meetings of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York

Richard B. Drooz

DISCUSSION: Dr. Alan Eisnitz expressed the opinion that Dr. Sperling had clearly documented her important observation of pathogenic introjection into the child's superego, and went on to discuss the mechanics of this problem. He felt, however, that the children showed an ego weakness (although perhaps reversible) since they suffered from an arrest of libidinal development, followed magical-compulsive patterns in their relationships, and possibly had defects in the ability to neutralize aggression. He felt that Dr. Sperling had made a valuable contribution to the study of deviant sexuality, to the interrelationship of ego and superego development, and to the role of the superego in the choice of neurosis. Dr.

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