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Goldberg, A. (1975). A Fresh Look at Perverse Behaviour. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 56:335-342.

(1975). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 56:335-342

A Fresh Look at Perverse Behaviour

Arnold Goldberg


A review of psychoanalytic thinking on perversions is offered and brought up to date with an outline of Kohut's concept of perversions representing sexualization of narcissistic configurations. An emphasis is made on the sexualization of the affects to underscore the structural defect in perverse behaviour. Broad constructions directed to the disavowal of feelings are considered most meaningful in analytic treatment of individuals suffering from sexual perversions.

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