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 · 1 talking about this. Man’s inhumanity to man is equaled only by man’s inhumanity to.
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The novelist Richard Hall discussed Homosexuality: Divorce Won’t Help 5 ratings. Neurotic counterfeit-sex; impotence, frigidity, “mechanical” and pseudosexuality, homosexuality.
They begin to hate themselves because of their physical inability to express their aggression, and their attempts to cope with the resulting pain edmudn to psychic masochism. He developed a case of prematurity; he had never experienced this in homosexual affairs. He was cured, and frankly the analyst was no less surprised at the outcome than the patient.
Bergler argues that laws against homosexuality should not be repealed at present, though he allows that it might be appropriate to repeal them in the future if other measures against homosexuality proved effective. Before this happy time came, Mr. Pages to import images to Wikidata CS1 maint: A small minority do not; these patients remain bogged down at that point.
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Bergler describes puberal homosexuality as harmless, and denies that it is “indicative of future homosexuality”, criticizing Kinsey for including prepuberbal and early puberal sex play among boys in his estimates of homosexual activity among males.
Money and Emotional Conflicts Jun 01, Curable and Incurable Neurotics: Books by Edmund Bergler. He identifies twelve types that he refers to as puberal homosexuality, active and passive roles in full-fledged perversion, homosexuality as an unconscious search for a duplicate of oneself as a boy, homosexuality of the positive magic gesture type, homosexuality of the negative magic gesture type, homosexuality of the protective type, homosexuality of the seeking the older protector type, homosexuality combined with other types of perversions, the bisexual, homosexuality of the criminal institution type, and homosexuality in fantasy.
Bergler proposes the publicizing of three of his conclusions as a measure against homosexuality: 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.
Bergler maintains that all supposed bisexuals are homosexuals, that bisexuality is a fraud perpetrated by homosexuals, and that efforts by homosexual men to have sex with women involve only ” lustless mechanical sex”. When they later become physically able to express aggression, they continue to experience frustration because of the punishment they receive, which causes guilt and further reinforces the psychic masochism.
He was the most important psychoanalytic theorist of homosexuality in the s. He wrote that Bergler’s comments on homosexuals went beyond the conventional view of homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder.
The book has also been criticized for the excessive and intemperate language Bergler used in discussing homosexuality. A Psychoanalytic Study of Male Homosexuals. Views Read Edit View history. Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Mattachine Reviewthe journal of the Mattachine Societyand The Ladder published articles critiquing the book.
New York and London: Since our science deals with psychic material typically repressed expelled from consciousness because too painful and shameful to remain conscious the reaction of the conscious ego is an indignant “no”.
Sexual Morality in a Christless World. Bergler argues that this accounts for homosexual men’s focus on the penises of their sexual partners and disregard for the rest of their bodies, as well as the narcissism of homosexual men, and their tendency to remember histories of feminine identification, expressed in behavior such as playing with dolls and wearing girls’ clothes.
Low to High Price: First Page Preview View Large. A seventh edition was published in Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: Monsters in the closet: Bergler’s views edmuund homosexuality have been compared to those of analysts such as Melanie KleinIrving Bieberand Charles W. It is not clear whether the analysts knowledge was static and fixated on that early date or whether they had the benefit edmuund later theoritical knowledge and hence of all the progress made since that time but did not apply it dynamically.
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Homosexuality and the Horror Film. Bergler writes that homosexual men typically suffer from a tendency toward megalomania. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. 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 inherited megalomania. Tensions Can Be Reduced to Nuisances 4 ratings.
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The Talent for Stupidity: Homosexuality is an unconscious response to the difficulty children experience in reconciling their objective dependence on their mothers with their subjective feeling of omnipotence, derived from the experience of life in the womb, where they felt entirely self-sufficient. Homosexuality combined with other types of perversions may involve sado-masochismexhibitionismtransvestismberyleror scatology.
Curable and Incurable Neurotics beergler was amazing 5. He suggests that the critics who charged in gay publications that Bergler had based his conclusions on an unrepresentative sample of homosexuals had been influenced by the work of the psychologist Evelyn Hooker. According to Ronald Bayer, Homosexuality: The Revolt of the Middle Aged Man it was amazing 5. He denies that homosexuals have special artistic gifts.