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Towne, R.D. (1960). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XXIII, 1959: Cognitive Control Principles and Perceptual Behavior. Riley W. Gardner. Pp. 241-248.. Psychoanal Q., 29:434-435.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XXIII, 1959: Cognitive Control Principles and Perceptual Behavior. Riley W. Gardner. Pp. 241-248.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:434-435

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XXIII, 1959: Cognitive Control Principles and Perceptual Behavior. Riley W. Gardner. Pp. 241-248.

Robert D. Towne

A brief summary of the studies on cognitive organization is provided along with some suggestions as to their psychoanalytic background. A current research involving the assessment of patterns of spontaneous attention deployment (scanning) is outlined. The scanning mechanism is viewed as one of a number of cognitive control principles which is organized into a secondary process ego

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structure. These ego structures bear some relationship to defense structures but develop from different antecedents. Some evidence points to a relationship between the extensive use of scanning and the defense of isolation. The work summarized is in the forefront of the integration of psychoanalytic ego psychology and academic psychology.

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Article Citation

Towne, R.D. (1960). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XXIII, 1959. Psychoanal. Q., 29:434-435

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