Cognition in Psychoanalysis

  • Silvano Arieti


In a paper published in 1965 in Volume 8 of Science and Psychoanalysis, edited by Masserman, I wrote:

Cognition is or has been, up to now, the Cinderella of psychoanalysis and psychiatry. No other field of the psyche has been so consistently neglected by clinicians and theoreticians alike. Isolated studies and manifestations of interest have not so far developed into a definite trend. (Arieti, 1965)


Primary Process Cognitive Form Relief Mechanism Affective Life Primitive Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvano Arieti
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  1. 1.Psychoanalysis, and PsychologyLate of New York Medical College and William Alanson White Institute of PsychiatryNew YorkUSA

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