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(1967). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. XII, 1964: Narcissism and the Prepuberty Ego Ideal. Ives Hendrick. Pp. 522-528.. Psychoanal Q., 36:132.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. XII, 1964: Narcissism and the Prepuberty Ego Ideal. Ives Hendrick. Pp. 522-528.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:132

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. XII, 1964: Narcissism and the Prepuberty Ego Ideal. Ives Hendrick. Pp. 522-528.

The author reiterates Freud's original concept of narcissism; namely, that it represents one of the vicissitudes of libido and is characterized by a cathexis of self-representation. He does not subscribe to Murray's view that the ego ideal is a transformation of narcissism but rather believes it to be an organization of part-object representations cathected by narcissistic libido which had cathected more primitive self-representations during earlier autoerotic phases of development. Many forms of psychopathology, as in schizophrenia, some severe forms of character neurosis, and criminality, cannot be fully understood without realizing that the ego ideal in such cases is very fragile. Different ego ideals express a variety of instinctual aims, both libidinal and aggressive. Hendrick discusses one particular variety of ego ideal, namely, the prepuberty type. Here there is failure of displacement of the love of the idealized person to new objects in adolescence. He, too, affirms the necessity of exploring psychoanalytically the vicissitudes of the development of the ego ideal in various personalities.

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(1967). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. XII, 1964. Psychoanal. Q., 36:132

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