Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To contact support with questions…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can always contact us directly by sending an email to support@p-e-p.org.

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

Bing, J.F. (1983). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: "The Prisoner of Time": Some Developmental Aspects of Time Perception in Infancy, Sensory Isolation, and Old Age. Sanford Gifford. Pp. 131-154.. Psychoanal Q., 52:141.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: "The Prisoner of Time": Some Developmental Aspects of Time Perception in Infancy, Sensory Isolation, and Old Age. Sanford Gifford. Pp. 131-154.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:141

The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: "The Prisoner of Time": Some Developmental Aspects of Time Perception in Infancy, Sensory Isolation, and Old Age. Sanford Gifford. Pp. 131-154.

James F. Bing

Gifford presents some interesting observations about time and its relationship to the entire developmental life cycle. In various states of deprivation, such as imprisonment or isolation with sensory deprivation, whether experimental or enforced, time seems to pass much more rapidly than otherwise. The author's most interesting point is that "Freud's dual-instinct theory is both a biological and a developmental one that can be extended to include both ends of our life-span—from the timeless undifferentiated state of the infant at his mother's breast to the abridgement of time in old age and the timelessness of coma and death." He claims this as confirmation that "the aim of all life is death."

- 141 -

Article Citation

Bing, J.F. (1983). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980. Psychoanal. Q., 52:141

Copyright © 2019, 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.