The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for 'Explaining'.

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    • Abstract:
      The author points out how some psychoanalytical concepts that were considered as fundamental and unchangeable are actually changing. Child Psychoanalysis with its 'infant psychoanalysis' (babies and parents) and other psychological sciences have contributed to this development. Nevertheless, many psychoanalysts have not taken this new knowledge into account. The author ascribes it to the lack of an epistemological distinction between 'describing' (facts) and 'explaining' (hypotheses), that is, between what are known as discoveries in psychoanalysis and what are theories instead. No theory can be a discovery but rather a hypothetical conceptual instrument trying to explain discoveries. Freud's Metapsychology is a hypothetical instrument which needs to be changed today, since the progress of psychoanalysis and other sciences allows for better instruments. The author wishes for studies which may outline other explicit metapsychologies that may better explicate what is being observed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1546-0371
    • Accession Number:
      10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651
    • Accession Number:
      69686681
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    • ABNT:
      IMBASCIATI, A. The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining”. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, [s. l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 651–669, 2011. DOI 10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=69686681. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Imbasciati A. The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry. 2011;39(4):651-669. doi:10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651
    • APA:
      Imbasciati, A. (2011). The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, 39(4), 651–669. https://doi.org/10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Imbasciati, Antonio. 2011. “The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for ‘Explaining.’” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry 39 (4): 651–69. doi:10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651.
    • Harvard:
      Imbasciati, A. (2011) ‘The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining”’, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, 39(4), pp. 651–669. doi: 10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Imbasciati, A 2011, ‘The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining”’, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 651–669, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Imbasciati, Antonio. “The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for ‘Explaining.’” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry, vol. 39, no. 4, Winter 2011, pp. 651–669. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Imbasciati, Antonio. “The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for ‘Explaining.’” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry 39, no. 4 (Winter 2011): 651–69. doi:10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.651.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Imbasciati A. The Meaning of a Metapsychology as an Instrument for “Explaining.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry [Internet]. 2011 Winter [cited 2020 Nov 27];39(4):651–69. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=69686681