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Compton, A. (1983). The Current Status of the Psychoanalytic Theory of Instinctual Drives—I: Drive Concept, Classification, and Development. Psychoanal Q., 52:364-401.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:364-401

The Current Status of the Psychoanalytic Theory of Instinctual Drives—I: Drive Concept, Classification, and Development

Allan Compton, M.D.

ABSTRACT

This paper proceeds from the basis of a scrutiny of the evolution of Freud's drive theory to survey and synthesize the major trends in and problems of recent and current contributions to the psychoanalytic theory of the concept, classification, and development of instinctual drives.

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