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Koch, E. (1991). Nature-Nurture Issues in Freud's Writings: 'The Complemental Series'. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 18:473-487.

(1991). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 18:473-487

Nature-Nurture Issues in Freud's Writings: 'The Complemental Series'

Ehud Koch


Freud's views on the nature and import of endowment and environment are traced and examined. His construction of a 'complemental series' is seen as an impressive schema for encompassing the wide diversity of outcomes that derive from the complex interactions of biology and experience. Many of Freud's views are recognized as anticipating contemporary views of evolutionary biologists and developmental psychologists on the relative import of nature and nurture.

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