Communicative Structures and Psychic Structures

A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Communication

  • Norbert Freedman
  • Stanley Grand

Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Prologue: A Gesture Toward a Psychoanalytic Theory of Communication

  3. Early Object Experiences in the Development of Communicative Structures

  4. The Transition from Basic Dialogue to Verbal Dialogue

  5. Communicative Structures in Psychopathology and Sensory Deficit

  6. The Role of Unconscious and Drive Processes as Determinants of Communicative Structures

  7. Communicative Behavior in the Psychoanalytic Situation: The Role of Motor Phenomena

  8. Communicative Structure in the Psychoanalytic Situation

  9. Epilogue

    1. Norbert Freedman, Stanley Grand
      Pages 451-451
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 453-465

About this book


The publication of this volune represents the first in a planned series of special publications on topics of major interest to workers in the fields of psychiatry and psychology. The series will be en­ titled The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology and is the outcome of a series of discussions among several senior members of the Department of Psychiatry held about four years ago. Included in this group, were Drs. Benjamin Kissin, Henri Begleiter, Leonard Rosenblum, Herbert Pardes, Norbert Freedman, and myself. The talks were initiated by Dr. Pardes, now Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, and the resultant decision was t6 hold three day symposia, hopefully of such excellence that the published papers of each symposium would represent a significant con­ tribution to some particular aspect of human psychology. This deci­ sion necessitated the choice of suitable topics and distinguished speakers who would present original work coordinated into an inte­ grated framework based upon a selected topic.


communication outcome psychiatry psychology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Freedman
    • 1
  • Stanley Grand
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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