Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Department

History

Subjects

Psychology -- Practice -- History, Psychoanalysis -- History -- 1900-1940, Psychoanalysis -- Philosophy

DOI

10.15760/honors.11

Abstract

The psychoanalytic conflict surrounding lay and medical analysis was a prominent conflict within both the European and American psychoanalytic communities. This thesis is an analysis of that conflict from the time period of 1900-1940. I argue that this conflict is an expression of two conflicting ideas for the disciplinary identity of psychoanalysis. Lay analysts believed that psychoanalysis should be a distinct discipline and be used in a multidisciplinary context. Medical analysts believed that through aligning psychoanalysis with medicine it would obtain professional legitimacy. This thesis also covers concepts of professionalization in disciplines.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and History.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8102

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