This PEP Consolidated Psychoanalytic Glossary is a compilation of terms, definitions, and
discussion from major published psychoanalytic glossaries. With the Glossary Features,
PEP has integrated several of the key Psychoanalytic Glossaries into a new consolidated
document. In this initial implementation, in addition to the Language of
Psychoanalysis (Laplanche and Pontalis), PEP has integrated three
additional glossaries: the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of
Psychoanalysis(Skelton), Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts(Moore and Fine), the Dictionary of Kleinian Thought(Hinshelwood), and Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts(Auchincloss and Samberg, 2012) . PEP has also integrated the EPF
Glossary of Psychoanalysis in Europe(Junkers), which provides a mapping of each psychoanalytic term across
The source for each entry is indicated at the start of each entry. The entries include the complete text of the original source, reused with permission, with added links provided by Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP).
The PEP Psychoanalytic Glossary is intended to bring the psychoanalytic concepts defined by the leading psychoanalytic glossaries together, so that researchers and practitioners can quickly compare and understand historical perspectives and definitions. While the glossary is shown here as a more traditional, linear, book of alphabetized terms, this presentation is only one of the views provided by the PEP-Archive.
Terms from the glossary are hyperlinked from within articles in PEP. As you move your cursor over the text in any article terms will change colour. When they do a simple click brings up a pop-up window and the user will be able to see the definitions and discussion from each of the glossaries together, providing all the relevant information from multiple sources in a single view.
Historically, prior to moving to the PEP-Web platform on the internet, the PEP CD-ROM Search Engine had a thesaurus function which was adapted from a glossary terms database provided by George Klempner. The new and enhanced PEP Consolidated Psychoanalytic Glossary was first described by the PEP Scholars, a group of psychoanalytic scholars, chaired by Robert Michels, MD and enthusiastically supported and advised by Peter Fonagy. They formulated how best to upgrade the PEP Search Engine. The enhancement proposed took into account the sophisticated needs of the psychoanalytic researcher, alongside the needs of the traditional University indexing system. It was noted that there are many glossaries, each with subtleties of definition, depending upon the frame of reference or psychoanalytical school of the author.
More glossaries are anticipated to be integrated as PEP obtains the rights.