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Pfeffer, A.Z. (1954). Meetings of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Psychoanal Q., 23:625-628.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:625-628

Meetings of the New York Psychoanalytic Society

Arnold Z. Pfeffer

December 15, 1953. A DUALISTIC VIEWPOINT ON ANXIETY. Joachim Flescher, M.D.

This study consists of an examination of Freud's second theory of anxiety and the proposal of a new theory emphasizing the role of aggression. The instinctual drives which are activated in a situation of danger are always of an aggressive nature, be they discharged in active attack or in passive flight from the threatening object. The motor activity supplied by the aggressive energies aims at putting an end to the danger situation.

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