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Bing, J.F. (1983). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: The Developmental Significance of the Affective States: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment. Frank M. Lachmann and Robert D. Stolorow. Pp. 215-229.. Psychoanal Q., 52:142-143.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: The Developmental Significance of the Affective States: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment. Frank M. Lachmann and Robert D. Stolorow. Pp. 215-229.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:142-143

The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980: The Developmental Significance of the Affective States: Implications for Psychoanalytic Treatment. Frank M. Lachmann and Robert D. Stolorow. Pp. 215-229.

James F. Bing

Theories of affect are discussed, and the authors add their own contributions regarding how affect development is related to developmental states. Thus they state that "any affective state must be viewed not only in terms of the multiple functions it may serve, but also as the endpoint of a series of developmental achievements in the articulation and structuralization of the subjective representational world." They cite clinical material as further data to help us understand

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their position. They make the point unequivocally that the affective state occurs not only as an anxiety signal but also as an indicator of advances in development, and if the analyst is not aware of this, the treatment will not be successful.

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Article Citation

Bing, J.F. (1983). The Annual of Psychoanalysis. VIII, 1980. Psychoanal. Q., 52:142-143

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