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An very important paintings for operating psychoanalysts, this booklet is critical not just for psychologists, but in addition for someone drawn to the advanced internal workings of the human psyche.
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As I have stated repeatedly since 1959 when I first clarified my operational position, I do not believe we are dealing with separate biological and psychological universes, but with two approaches to reality. When science approaches reality via extrospection (and vicarious extrospection), we call it physics or biology; when it approaches it via introspection (and empathy), we call it psychology. Both instruments of observation have limits. Only a specific, strictly delimited part of reality can be approached via introspection and empathy: our own inner life and the inner life of others.
Suffice it to reiterate that the strong, cohesive, harmonious self of the oedipal child-the normal oedipal self that should be a center of independent affectionate and assertive initiative-will break into fragments and become weakened and disharmonious if its affection and assertiveness do not elicit the parents' proud mirroring responses (and various other empathically affirmative reactions) but eventuate instead in the parents' (preconscious) stimulation and (preconscious) hostile competitiveness.
Before proceeding to outline the self psychological evaluation of the syndrome of agoraphobia, I will first respond to a question that may well arise in many minds at this point. Why, it may be asked, do I choose agoraphobia as my sample of classical psychopathology, as the prototype of oedipal pathology or structural neurosis? Agoraphobia, after all, has for a long time been recognized as significantly interpenetrated by preoedipal pathology and thus should not be made to serve as a prototypical example of oedipal pathology.