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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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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”. Disease or Way of Life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Homosexuality combined with other types of perversions may involve sado-masochismexhibitionismtransvestismurolagniaor scatology. English Choose a language for shopping.

Bergler writes that while a relationship between “active” and “passive” homosexuals may appear to be an imitation of the “husband-wife relationship”, it actually reenacts the relationship between a mother and her baby.

Bergler argues that there are several different types of homosexuality, each with a distinct clinical profile.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Talent for Stupidity: Bayer, summarizing the criticism directed against Bergler, beggler that though some reviewers distinguished Bergler from more responsible psychiatrists, others perceived him as representative of the psychiatric profession.

A seventh edition was published in The criticism influenced the reception of begler works such as Bieber et al. Bergler considers the behavior of parents largely irrelevant to this conflict. High to Low Avg. Get to Know Us.

He was cured, and frankly the analyst was no less surprised at the outcome than the patient. The “popular definition” of a male homosexual is understood by Bergler to be “a person who derives his sexual excitement and satisfaction from a person of his own sex in contradistinction to a heterosexual, who is sexually attracted only to members of the opposite sex. Unlike previous works by authors who had argued that homosexuality is a disease, the book provoked denunciation and rage.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Contrasted with more conservative contemporaries and predecessors, Bergler had a boldness of style and imaginative flair for cataloguing unlisted topics for psychologic investigation. A small minority do not; these patients remain bogged down at that point.

Hall suggested that “homosexuality in some cases exmund a disease, and in other cases is a way of life — depending entirely on the feelings a homosexual has about himself. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. The Writer and Psychoanalysis 4.

Books by Edmund Bergler. He supports his claims about the personality of homosexuals with transcripts of interviews with his homosexual patients and prospective patients.

Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. I still subscribe to my dictum, ‘ Man’s inhumanity to man is equaled only by man’s inhumanity to himself. Pillard, Richard; Rosario, Vernon A. The whole analytic therapy is based on the principle of making the unconscious conscious through an emotional therapeutic process, thus changing the unfavorable inner structure.

He dismisses the idea that homosexuals would be as happy as heterosexuals if society tolerated homosexuality, as well as the idea that homosexuality has biological or hormonal causes.

Coldness and Crueltywriting that, “Bergler’s general thesis is berggler sound: Homosexuality of the seeking the older wdmund type is found in homosexual men who search for partners who resemble good fathers who can love them, but unconsciously want to be mistreated by a “bad mother”. What is practically amounts to is that penance is rdmund in the form of symptoms, inhibitions, personality distortions causing conscious unhappiness, for the underlying and hidden unconscious happiness.


Berglet is the “trouble” that confronts many not all ex-homosexuals in their affairs with women in the end phases of treatment.

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 time but ednund not apply it dynamically.

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. Facts, however, do not change by simple denial of them. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Selected Papers of Edmund Bergler, MD: 1933-1961.

Curable and Incurable Neurotics: Bergler writes that homosexual men typically suffer from a tendency toward megalomania. This fact is not based on some peculiar predilection of analysts but is inherent in analytic discoveries. Toward an Understanding of Homosexuality. She questioned whether Bergler believed his own claims, and suggested that he might have studied “only emotionally immature and mentally disturbed homosexuals.

Print Hardcover and Paperback. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: The Mattachine Reviewthe journal of the Mattachine Societyand The Ladder published articles critiquing the book.

She comparing it to works by Frank Caprio and Bieber.