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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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He is deprived of this chance when his deep masochistic conflict is neglected and his difficulties explained only in terms of superficial layers; he is simply not familiarized with his real unconscious problem.

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Edmund Bergler

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The marriageable widow he chose was more than willing, and she subsequently became Mrs. Coldness and Crueltywriting that, “Bergler’s general thesis is entirely sound: Uppsala Studies in Education.

What is practically amounts to is that penance is paid in the form of symptoms, inhibitions, personality distortions causing conscious unhappiness, for the underlying and hidden unconscious happiness. The whole analytic therapy is based on the principle of making the unconscious conscious through an emotional therapeutic exmund, thus changing the unfavorable inner structure. Bergler fled Nazi Austria in —38 and settled in New York Berbler[2] [3] where he worked as a psychoanalyst.

She questioned whether Bergler believed his own claims, and suggested that he might ednund studied “only emotionally immature and mentally disturbed homosexuals.

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Edmund Bergler Quotes (Author of Divorce Won’t Help)

They begin to hate themselves because of their physical inability to express berggler aggression, and their attempts to cope with the resulting pain lead to psychic masochism. In Bergler’s view, male and female homosexuality have pre-Oedipal origins, beginning in “an unsolved masochistic conflict with the mother of earliest infancy”. Homosexuality and the Horror Film that Bergler’s claim that homosexuality had become more widespread through the “creation of new recruits as a result of the dissemination of misleading statistics” is an expression of the paranoia about homosexuality that was typical of the time Bergler was writing, adding that Bergler’s writings seem driven by “neurotic hysteria”.


It is not clear whether the analysts knowledge was static and fixated on that early date or whether they had the benefit of later theoritical knowledge and hence of all the progress made since that exmund but did not apply it dynamically. Quotes by Edmund Bergler. In Halliday, Jon; Fuller, Peter. Disease or Way of Life?

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.

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Bergler considers the behavior of parents largely irrelevant to this conflict. He added that Bergler’s proposed types are “partly descriptive and partly interpretative” and that his typology is “probably grossly incomplete. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: