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Rose, G.J. (1960). Screen Memories in Homicidal Acting out. Psychoanal Q., 29:328-343.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:328-343

Screen Memories in Homicidal Acting out

Gilbert J. Rose, M.D.


From the story of the murderer of a three-year-old girl, a hypothesis was formulated that the crime represented the reenactment of consciously remembered, severely traumatic events

in the man's childhood. An amytal interview conducted by an independent observer confirmed this hypothesis. From the data, the probability that the primal scene was also re-enacted is reconstructed, and the psychic functions involved are discussed.

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