PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PERSONALITY by Joseph Nuttia

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PERSONALITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a technical book for those conversant with the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The position of the author is that psychoanalysis is passing through a stage of development away from the extremes of Freudianism towards a position where its insights and techniques can be most valuable in coming to an understanding of the human personality without carrying with them an interpretation of life inconsistent with the spiritual ideals. In the author's development of ""a dynamic theory of normal personality"", he has a place for the therapeutic methods of psychoanalysis. The book will be of interest primarily to specialists in this field, but the fact that the author is a Catholic and that the book bears the imprimatur of the Roman Church is of interest as another indication that the church authorities are re-examining their position about psychoanalysis.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1953
Publisher: Sheed & Ward