Year: 1987 Source: Psychoanalytic Quarterly, v.56, no.3, (July 1987), p.431-451 SIEC No: 19880096

The author claims that projective identification can be best understood as a compromise involving identification with an aggressor & the reversal of previous passive actions. He illustrates his theory in the case history of a young female who could no longer cope with repressed feelings of aggression & became obsessed with suicidal thoughts. 11 Ref. (NBB)