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April 1959

The Integration of Behavior. Volume III: The Reintegrative Process in a Psychoanalytic Treatment.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1959;81(4):528-529. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1959.02340160126023

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The author, a distinguished psychoanalytic investigator, has assigned himself the task of writing a five-volume series on the general subject of the integration of behavior. This volume is the third of the series and is probably the most explicit in developing Dr. French's concepts of the psychoanalytic process.

He starts out with the purpose of developing an objective check on intuition and attempts to evaluate intuitive insights systematically. Instead of reasoning from theory, he has devised a method by which the integrative functions can actually be tested while at work by direct analysis of clinical data. Here we have the refreshing aspect of Dr. French's work, as contrasted with that of other analysts. He presents in great detail the raw data from which he makes his conclusions, so that other investigators may agree or disagree after studying the actual material which Dr. French uses. French, more than any other analyst,

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