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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The concept of repression is commonly referred to in terms of pleasant and unpleasant material. We say that an individual will tend to remember pleasant experiences and will tend to forget or "repress" unpleasant experiences. Many of the investigators doing research in this field have failed to look into the meaning of the word "unpleasant" as it is used by Freud, and have mistakenly used affective tone as a criterion. The present study has been conducted on the basis of this interpretation of the term "repression," with the emphasis on first determining the frame of reference of the subject, rather than assuming that a given experience by its affective tone will lead to repression.

Publication Date

1948

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

55

Issue

1

First Page

309

Last Page

313

Copyright

© Copyright 1948 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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