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(p. 107) The Unconscious 

(p. 107) The Unconscious
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(p. 107) The Unconscious
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271367.003.0021
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date: 21 January 2021

This essay discusses ‘the unconscious’ historically in respect of Freud’s usage and in ways of looking at the developing personality. Winnicott describes the various ways of considering ‘the unconscious’ as repressed and as the deepest aspects of the personality, including instincts, which Freud asserted are pre-eminently unconscious. He also describes its relationship to the depressive position and the phenomenon of the unconscious in respect of an unintegrated personality.

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