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Lustman, S.L. (1967). The Scientific Leadership of Anna Freud. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 15:810-827.

(1967). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 15:810-827

The Scientific Leadership of Anna Freud

Seymour L. Lustman, Ph.D.


This paper is a tribute to the scientific leadership of Anna Freud. Since she has never expressly and explicitly addressed herself to epistemological and methodological aspects of psychoanalysis, this

has been an area of her work which has not been sufficiently attended to or appreciated.

A review of her work reveals a consistent and scientifically sophisticated awareness of the reciprocal relationship between phenomenology and theory construction. This has resulted in a body of theoretical conceptualizations characterized by rare utility and relevance.

An attempt is made to trace the development of her concern with and for empirical psychoanalytic research, which has evolved through categorizing efforts into a clear statement that behavior is suprastructural. This suggests the need for new integrating concepts which take into account hierarchy and organization. Her concept of "developmental lines" explicates the need and the direction.

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