Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To turn on (or off) thumbnails in the list of videos….

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To visualize a snapshot of a Video in PEP Web, simply turn on the Preview feature located above the results list of the Videos Section.

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

Blechner, M.J. (2009). The Role of Prejudice in Psychopathology and Psychoanalytic History. Contemp. Psychoanal., 45(2):239-250.

(2009). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 45(2):239-250

On Prejudice

The Role of Prejudice in Psychopathology and Psychoanalytic History

Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D.

Psychoanalysis has a checkered history in relation to prejudice. Some psychoanalysts have fought against prejudice in word and deed, while others have promoted bigoted views. Contemporary cognitive neuroscience has shown that we all harbor certain prejudices of which we may be unaware. Our unconscious prejudices may even affect our willingness to act for victims of genocide. The boundary between prejudice and sound moral judgment changes over time. The more diverse the community of psychoanalysts becomes, the more we can be sure that our theory and practice apply fairly to all humanity.

[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 © 2020, 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.