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Kennedy, H. Moran, G. Wiseberg, S. Yorke, C. (1985). Both Sides of the Barrier—Some Reflections on Childhood Fantasy. Psychoanal. St. Child, 40:275-283.

(1985). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 40:275-283

Both Sides of the Barrier—Some Reflections on Childhood Fantasy

Hansi Kennedy, George Moran, Stanley Wiseberg and Clifford Yorke

IN THE PSYCHOANALYTIC VIEW, FANTASY BRINGS TOGETHER DIverse mental content, in the service of wish fulfillment, in constructions which do not correspond with either a past or a present reality. Fantasy is thereby distinguished from memories and percepts, although memories and percepts, distorted or not, may be used as material for fantasy formation. Indeed, affect, percept, and all other forms of mental content provide the psychic bricks with which fantasies are constructed, whether drawn together by primary-process ideation or variously disciplined by secondary-process thinking.

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