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The second edition of this book has its full justification in the face of the appearance of Freud's own lectures in 1917. Kaplan gives a specially careful account of repression and its explanations on ground of a dynamic conception of mental activity. Moreover, he aims to bring out the close relation of many factors in the process of repressions to the magic ways of thinking, and the relation of magic to narcissism. He outlines the relation between psychoanalysis and psychology and defends psychology against reflexology, in the face of the modern trend in the direction of quantity and technic, and the deeply rooted preference for objects that do not lie to a child in contrast to the lies of parents and of human utterances generally. The giving up of hypnosis and its replacement by overcoming resistance are attained by the encouragement of absolute freedom from blame in free association. Positive
Grundzüge der Psychoanalyse.. Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(2):480. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240140244018