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dc.contributor.authorCohen, Murray Louisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T00:38:59Z
dc.date.available2014-08-22T00:38:59Z
dc.date.issued1955
dc.date.submitted1955
dc.identifier.otherb14658811
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/8553
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to test some deductions from a partial postulate system derived from psychoanalytic theory. Within psychoanalytic theory there are statements which assert a relationship between cognitive functions and defense. Cognitive functions refer to such processes as thinking, remembering, perceiving, and learning; defense refers to an adjustive mechanism activated by anxiety and operating to reduce the state of anxiety. In psychoanalytic theory explicit statements are made about the relationship of cognitive functioning to two defenses, repression and intellectualization. Repression is said to reduce anxiety by effecting an exclusion from consciousness of ideas associated with unacceptable impulses. Intellectualization is s aid to reduce anxiety by effecting a detachment of the anxiety while the idea itself remains in consciousness. The postulate system is a set of ordered statements which affirms the relationship between one cognitive function, memory, and defense. It contains, as well, statements which lead to the deductions that repression is related to ineffective memory and intellectualization is related to effective memory.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleCognition and psychological defense: the relationship between defense and the recall of oral materialen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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