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Robbins, F.P. Sadow, L. (1974). A Developmental Hypothesis of Reality Processing. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 22:344-363.

(1974). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 22:344-363

A Developmental Hypothesis of Reality Processing

Fred P. Robbins and Leo Sadow


This study describes the evolution of the function of reality processing beyond basic reality testing. A developmental approach is utilized. Reality processing is seen as primarily dependent on object relations and self development. Biological and sociocultural contexts within which the psychological factors operate are briefly commented upon.

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