A personal introduction to the book Freud Reappraised. A Fresh Look at Psychoanalytic Theory (1989)

Author/s Robert R. Holt
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2024/2
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 183-198 File size 132 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2024-002001
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On the occasion of the death of Robert R. Holt (1917-2024), the Italian edition of the “personal introduction” to his book Freud Reappraised. A Fresh Look at Psychoanalytic Theory (New York: Guilford, 1989) is reprinted. In this introduction, Holt retraces the main aspects of his life as a scholar and theoretical researcher. Holt’s teachers and mentors included, among others, Gor-don Allport, Henry A. Murray, and David Rapaport, and we can say that he has been an im-portant witness of the history of psychology and psychoanalysis of the 20th century in North America. Holt was member of the editorial board of the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane (“Psychotherapy and the Human Sciences”), in which he published various contributions, and came several times to hold seminars in Italy.

Keywords: Psychoanalytic metapsychology; Clini-cal psychology; Sigmund Freud; Theoretical research; Laboratory research

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Robert R. Holt, Un’introduzione autobiografica al libro Ripensare Freud. in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 2/2024, pp 183-198, DOI: 10.3280/PU2024-002001