# The significance of Kleinian contributions to psychoanalysis I. Kleinian instinct theory.Int J Psychoanal Psychother. 1980-1981; 8:375-92.IJ

Abstract

The history of Freud's instinct theory shows that it ambiguously contains two separate roots of developments; one, the nutritional-transactional, and the other, the autoerotic discharge model. The former is the forerunner of Klein's instinct theory and the latter is considered classical theory. Kleinians and Freudians have not fully understood that each holds an instinct theory which is quite different from the other. The consequences of this theoretical dialectic are of great importance in distinguishing the Kleinian theory of fantasy from the Freudian theory of fantasy, the theory of repression, the theory of the unconscious, and ultimately the theory of the internal world.

### MeSH

### Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

### Language

eng

### PubMed ID

7429718

### Citation

Grotstein, J. "The Significance of Kleinian Contributions to Psychoanalysis I. Kleinian Instinct Theory."

*International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,*vol. 8, 1981, pp. 375-92.Grotstein J. The significance of Kleinian contributions to psychoanalysis I. Kleinian instinct theory.

*Int J Psychoanal Psychother*. 1981;8:375-92.Grotstein, J. (1981). The significance of Kleinian contributions to psychoanalysis I. Kleinian instinct theory.

*International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy*,*8*, 375-92.Grotstein J. The Significance of Kleinian Contributions to Psychoanalysis I. Kleinian Instinct Theory.

*Int J Psychoanal Psychother.*1980-1981;8:375-92. PubMed PMID: 7429718.* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case

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