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Volkan, V.D. (1994). Repression and Dissociation: Implications for Personality Theory, Psychopathology, and Health: Edited by Jerome L. Singer. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press, 1990, xxiv + 512 pp., $34.95.. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 42:301-304.

(1994). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 42:301-304

Repression and Dissociation: Implications for Personality Theory, Psychopathology, and Health: Edited by Jerome L. Singer. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press, 1990, xxiv + 512 pp., $34.95.

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Vamik D. Volkan, M.D.

This collection of papers, presented at a 1986 Yale University conference, discusses repression, "the queen of defenses," which is a central concept of psychoanalytic theory. Rapaport (1942) stated that a function keeping unconscious and potentially conflicted ideas from surfacing in consciousness is not an appropriate subject for statistically oriented research. This book is a response to Rapaport's dictum.

What is repression? Can laboratory research prove (or disprove) its existence? What differentiates it from such related phenomena as dissociation and denial? Lester Luborsky and his associates (p.

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