Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To download the bibliographic list of all PEP-Web content…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Did you know that you can download a bibliography of all content available on PEP Web to import to Endnote, Refer, or other bibliography manager? Just click on the link found at the bottom of the webpage. You can import into any UTF-8 (Unicode) compatible software which can import data in “Refer” format. You can get a free trial of one such program, Endnote, by clicking here.

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

Reider, N. (1954). Psychosomatic Research: By Roy R. Grinker, M.D. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1953. 208 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 23:130-131.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:130-131

Psychosomatic Research: By Roy R. Grinker, M.D. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1953. 208 pp.

Review by:
Norman Reider

Grinker's critical evaluation of the field of psychosomatic medicine is timely. The prevalence of somatic reactions to anxiety in World War II provided a seductively easy and superficial approach to disseminating psychodynamic concepts to a receptive public and large group of clinicians. The net result was the overselling of an idea which led to unwarranted therapeutic anticipations. In addition, historical events led to clinical studies and investigations according to formalized patterns based on early theoretical and stereotyped concepts. Repetitious incantations of belief in the unity of mind and body (while worshipping graven images of both) have not at all clarified the situation.

Cognizant

[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 © 2021, 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.