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Intellectualization and its lookalikes.
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PMID:  25247283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The present paper offers a conceptual review and clarification of the theoretical construct of intellectualization, a popular concept both in the psychoanalytic literature and in the culture at large. It is shown that in the contemporary literature, intellectualization is inconsistently conceptualized. A review of the history of the concept reveals two distinct threads of meaning, which are developed and clarified. Intellectualization can best refer either to a variant of the more basic defense of isolation of affect, or to the psychological translation of emotional issues into intellectual terms. Several clinical misunderstandings of intellectualization are presented in a cautionary light.
Kyle Arnold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychoanalytic review     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1943-3301     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Rev     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401156     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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