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Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications$
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Otto F. Kernberg

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101393

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101393.001.0001

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The Concept of Drive in the Light of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theorizing

The Concept of Drive in the Light of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theorizing

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(p.48) 3 The Concept of Drive in the Light of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theorizing
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Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications
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Otto F. Kernberg

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300101393.003.0003

This chapter introduces drives, which are seen as very individualized, displaceable, and malleable unconscious motivational systems. It is believed that self psychology may actually be considered as a form of object relations theory that rebuffs Sigmund Freud's theory of the drives. This chapter tries to unify a modern theory of drives with the developmental object relations theory model.

Keywords:   drive, motivational systems, self psychology, object relations theory, Sigmund Freud, theory of the drives, object relations theory model

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