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April 1951

The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(4):542. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320040132016

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This fifth volume of the annual study in child analysis continues the editorial tradition of reporting in original papers on the progress of recent advances in child analysis. The first six papers constitute outstanding studies dealing with the relation between psychoanalysis and developmental psychology. Known to the worker in the field is Rene Spitz's report on his "direct infant observations" and their relevance to ego psychology. Edith Jacobson's paper on the wish for a child in boys is not only of interest in the normal psychology of the infant boy, but also of great significance to the analyst working with grown-up men. The quality of all the contributions is high, and there is hardly a worker in the field of child psychiatry and child analysis who will not find stimulating reading. The last papers in the book. by Rangell and Bonnard, give unusual aspects of child therapy.

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