When should you be judgmental? by Annie Pesskin

Rather than be made anxious by a fact, we prefer to be comforted by a fiction.  Why is this? Wilfred Bion, one of the 20th century’s greatest psychoanalysts, asked in his 1962 work, Learning from Experience, a pertinent question: ‘When the mother loves her infant, what is she doing it with?’ In this blog post,... Continue Reading →

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How do you become a narcissist? by Annie Pesskin

In Freud’s time, the patients coming to him with problems were frequently hysterics, so his theories tended towards solving the mental phenomena he encountered on his couch. Thus repression, the Oedipus complex, infantile sexuality etc. were all attempts to figure out the meanings behind the symptoms his patients presented with. Freud’s ideas were a crucial... Continue Reading →

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