Karl Abraham

Karl Abraham

was an early important and influential German psychoanalyst, and a collaborator of Sigmund Freud, who called him his 'best pupil'
Anyone who is interested in the psychology of children will have observed that whereas one child will resist temptation or seduction, another will easily yield to it. There are children who will hardly oppose any resistance to the invitation of an unknown person to follow him; others who react in an opposite way in the same circumstances.More Karl Abraham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both dreams and neurotic dream-states have as their function the avoidance of displeasure, but the dream-states also serve to provide a positive pleasure gain.More Karl Abraham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A person who suffers from severe locomotor anxiety finds himself in an almost permanent state of mental tension. He wakes in the morning with the anxious expectation of having to go out somewhere in the course of the day.More Karl Abraham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The myth is a surviving fragment of the psychic life of the infancy of the race whilst the dream is the myth of the individual.More Karl Abraham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the depressive psychosis has become manifest, its cardinal feature seems to be a mental inhibition which renders a rapport between the patient and the external world more difficult.More Karl Abraham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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