The Resistances to Psychoanalysis and Global Progress

  • Robert Samuels


This chapter examines some of the many ways that people misunderstand psychoanalysis and global progress. In reviewing the distorted interpretations of the pleasure principle, the reality principle, the primary processes, and transference, I reveal how psychoanalysis has been repressed from within psychoanalysis itself. I also connect this repression to the ways people deny the evidence concerning our global progress.


Global progress Ideology Psychoanalysis Reality principle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Samuels
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  1. 1.University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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