Edmund Bergler ( – ), an Austrian Jew, fled the Nazis in to live and practice in New York City. He wrote 25 psychology books along with 8 quotes from Edmund Bergler: ‘Every writer, without exception, is a masochist, a sadist, a peeping Tom, an exhibitionist, a narcissist, an ‘injustice collector’ and. The Edmund Bergler Society of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 59 likes ยท 1 talking about this. Man’s inhumanity to man is equaled only by man’s inhumanity to.

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In Halliday, Jon; Fuller, Peter. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: This book was first published 36 years after Bergler’s death, through the Edmund and Marianne Bergler Psychiatric Foundation.

Consciously the answer is simple: Bergler’s theories, with their assumption that the preservation of infantile megalomania or infantile omnipotence is of prime importance in the reduction of anxiety, have been seen as anticipating Heinz Kohut ‘s self psychology. Only 1 left in stock edmhnd order soon. The unconscious is un-conscious, and there’s no bargaining on that score.

He suggests that the critics who charged in gay publications that Bergler had based his conclusions on an unrepresentative sample of bergleer had been influenced by the work of the psychologist Evelyn Hooker. Books by Edmund Bergler.

Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Retrieved May 26, He was cured, and frankly the analyst was no less surprised at the outcome than the patient. I have reporter in earlier books such seemingly hopeless but actually curable cases in which i was the second, third or fourth analyst. Bergler argues that while homosexual men attribute their sexual promiscuity to their desire for variety and their “insatiable sexual appetites”, its actual causes are the inherently unsatisfying nature of male homosexual sex and homosexual men’s “constant masochistic craving for danger”.

In their various neuroses neurotics unconsciously enjoy deep masochistic pleasures, camouflaged by the various defenses that constitute their symptoms and personality quirks. Homosexuality of the positive magic gesture type involves a conflict between the unconscious ego and the inner conscience, which is expressed by performing a “good dead” toward a person such as a stranger, while that of the negative magic gesture type involves actions intended to show how the homosexual does not want to be treated.


The unconscious is un-conscious, and there’s no bargaining on that score. Learn more about Amazon Prime. According to Bergler, homosexuality in men reflects unconscious fear and hatred of women. Oliven described the book as “only moderately well organized” and “heavily padded” with material on various literary figures.

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Hales argued that Bergler was “anti-homosexual” and refused to recognize a distinction between stable and unstable homosexuals. A small minority do not; these bergller remain bogged down at that point. Toward an Understanding of Homosexuality. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Bergler considers the “negative Oedipus complex”, a variant of the Oedipus complex in which a boy rejects his father but also admires for his perceived strength and power, and identifies with his mother, one of the great discoveries of Sigmund Freudthe founder of psychoanalysis, but sees it as having no evmund in the psychology of homosexuals.

The Revolt of the Middle Aged Man it was amazing sdmund. Bergler argues that there are several different types of homosexuality, each with a distinct clinical profile. Bergler argues against immediately repealing laws against homosexuality, though he suggests that such laws could perhaps be repealed in the future if other measures against homosexuality proved effective.

Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: Morford referred to Bergler as a pompous neo-Freudian.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. That “happiness” does not rest on living out instinctual drives but on maintaining the neurotic balance by multiple defense mechanisms achieved vis-a-vis the torturing inner conscience. Principles of Self-Damage May 01, Edmund Bergler was born in Kolomyia in into a Jewish family.


Benshoff argued in Monsters in the closet: Money and Emotional Conflicts Jun 01, Bdrgler majority of the candidates for recovery overcome it.

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The Writer and Psychoanalysis 4 ratings. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Sexual Morality in a Christless World. Bergler maintains that boys who become homosexuals try to make themselves independent of their mothers by unconsciously viewing their penises as equivalent to their mothers’ breasts, based on the similarity in shape between the two organs and the fact that they both produce a fluid.

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In Bergler’s view, male and female homosexuality have pre-Oedipal origins, beginning in “an unsolved masochistic conflict with the mother of earliest infancy”. While most children resolve this conflict, which inevitably ends in a recognition of dependence on the mother, without suffering permanent psychological damage, those who become homosexual do not, perhaps because of their greater edmunnd megalomania.

It is difficult to assess a retrospective collection of this sort. All the misconceptions current about “self-analysis” via book knowledge are empty talk; self-analysis is a fancy word for arriving at wrong conclusions about one’s own wonderful self.

Get to Know Us. He thought of himself as edmmund revolutionary who would transform the movement. Scharnberg disapprovingly notes Bergler’s claim that all homosexuals “are subservient when confronted with a stronger person, merciless when in power, unscrupulous about trampling on a weaker person. Disease or Way of Life. Before this happy time came, Mr. Bergler argues that the “problem of homosexuality” has become more important because of four factors: What do neurotics really want from psychotherapy?

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