Lexical Derivatives in Patients’ Speech: Some New Data on Displacement and Defense

  • Donald P. Spence
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 1)


During an hour toward the end of the first six months of her analysis, a patient of Paul Gray’s “began to speak of her success at overcoming shyness at work. She said this was allowing her, during the past several days, to persuade her boss that the company could, in fact, pay her way to a neighboring state for a week during the coming month for research purposes which would be valuable for the company” (Gray, 1973, p. 479).


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Spence
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  1. 1.Rutgers Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA

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