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January 1933

Die Denkmethoden und ihre Gefahren.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(1):209-210. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240070215020

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Abstract

Vera Strasser intends to clean up all the artificial mental creations, such as the unconscious with its repressions and displacements, complexes, transferences, demoniac factors and archaisms, and to transvaluate the psychic phenomena which in science and in every-day life have been loaded with false material (feeling, affect, affectivity, instincts, will, thought in terms of causalities and finalities, etc.). Will she "debunk" psychology and psychopathology? She attacks a gigantic task.

She deplores that words and concepts, with much false content however, unfortunately not only act as signs but become symbols for content which ramify from man to man, from generation to generation in science and in ordinary life. She wants to expose the dangerous tendencies by giving an account of the origin and development of the manifold reaching out and mechanisms of thought processes and thought elements, confusions by products which run counter to the somatic-psychic construction, confusion concerning disease entities,

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