Sex identification and other aspects of the personality of the male paranoid schizophrenic.
Musiker, Harold R
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The psychoanalytic concept of the relationship between paranoia and homosexuality has been subject to only limited experimental investigation. The major purpose of this study is to determine whether or not unconscious homosexual wishes and other related personality variables as postulated by psychoanalytic theory are found in the male paranoid schizophrenic. Since the time of Freud's original writings on paranoia, the concept that unconscious passive homosexual wishes play a role in the formation of paranoid behavior has been generally accepted by most psychoanalysts. Later psychoanalytic writers have attempted to explore the nature of the relationship between homosexuality and paranoia, without challenging the basic premise that such a relationship exists in fact. Many clinicians claim not to have found homosexual wishes in paranoid subjects as the psychoanalytic hypothesis would lead one to expect. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University