Anxiety Defences

Origin, Functioning and Evolution: Part I

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Presented by David Wasdell

A critical response to the general introduction and background exposition of Kleinian concepts as presented in Chapters 1-5 of ‘Developments in Psycho-Analysis’, edited by Joan Riviere, being No.43 in the International Psycho-Analytic Library (published by the Hogarth Press and The Institute of Psycho-Analysis, London 1952), with particular reference to the origin, functioning, modification and effects of primitive (paranoid-schizoid) defences against anxiety. [1980]