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February 1930

Subordination Autorität Psychotherapie: Eine Studie vom Standpunkt des klinischen Empirikers

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(2):410. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220080194020

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Writing as a practicing physician who is dealing with the treatment of patients and basing his conclusions on studies of a number of patients over a long period, Stransky endeavors to show that, in actual practice, conflicts between the patient and his environment are of far greater moment than those of a sexual nature. He regards the struggle for supremacy as a primary urge. In childhood there is a conflict between the authority of the parents and the subordination of the child; later, a similar situation exists between the child and the teacher, and still later, between each person and those around him. These conflicts are not sexual or oedipus complexes but are matters of subordination and authority, which Stransky designates as the SAR or subordination-authority-relation. In the neurotic patients studied, for example, the principal and almost stereotyped complaints concerned unhappinesses in the home. The triad "a brutal, drunken father