Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To review an author’s works published in PEP-Web…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

The Author Section is a useful way to review an author’s works published in PEP-Web. It is ordered alphabetically by the Author’s surname. After clicking the matching letter, search for the author’s full name.

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

Seides, S.W. (1986). The Structural Hypothesis: An Evolutionary Perspective: By Arnold Rothstein, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1983. 194 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 55:508-513.

Welcome to PEP Web!

Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.

If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.

If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.


Can't remember your username and/or password? If you have forgotten your username and/or password please click here and log in to the PaDS database. Once there you need to fill in your email address (this must be the email address that PEP has on record for you) and click "Send." Your username and password will be sent to this email address within a few minutes. If this does not work for you please contact your group organizer.

OpenAthens or federation user? Login here.

Not already a subscriber? Order a subscription today.

(1986). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 55:508-513

The Structural Hypothesis: An Evolutionary Perspective: By Arnold Rothstein, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1983. 194 pp.

Review by:
S. Warren Seides

A paradigm, that body of theory which provides an outline within which the creator of the paradigm can function, is always subject to change, to distortion, and to evolution. The psychoanalytic paradigm is no exception. Rothstein's premise is that narcissistic investment of the analytic paradigm has introduced irrational factors into its evolution. He feels that narcissistic adherence to Freudian metapsychology is a defensive encrustation that limits the development of new ideas. The creator of new paradigms needs a feeling of narcissistic investment in his own self-representation rather than a tendency to idealize others' paradigms. Rothstein states that awareness of the therapeutic limits of psychoanalysis has led its practitioners to seek modifications that might yield more favorable results. Meanwhile, they have become progressively less

- 508 -

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2017, 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.