Lacan's Version Of The Little Hans Case

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Jo Hanniffy 0 Comments

Jacques Lacan
Lacan's version (1938) developed from Freud's theory. I have previously posted a slight bit of Little Hans Case. The Little Hans had finally solved his phobia and anxiety problem by two his phantasies helps. These phatantasies believed by Freud as a path to help his erotic longing for his mother. 

Lacan developed Freud's theory that the little Hans's tension is resolved on the one hand, by repression of sexual tendencies which will henceforth remain latent until purbety, and the other hand, by the sublimation of parental image which will perpetuate a represantive ideal.

The agency that repress is called the super-ego (prohibiton), and the agency that sublimates is called the ego-ideal (promise).

It is the same as Freud's theory regarding the Psychosexual development in child, that Lacan theorized that the genetial drives in child reach their high point at age 4. As at this age the drives are they are bound to be frustrated. 

However, the child links the frustration to a third object namely present and of interest (parents), and regards him as the obstacle (the dad), which leads to Oedipal complex. Lacan theorized this as Family Complexes.

DBLN, 10.23-231110 

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