Дневной обзор:
| Пятница 15 Февраль 2013 |
Общее событие
Разговорный английский онлайн
12:00 » 22:00
 

Разговорный английский онлайн

Добрый погожий зимний денек, мои дорогие ученики! Для тех, кто присоединился к нашей теплой компании впервые, представлюсь: меня зовут Игорь Игоревич Хохлов - я английский репетитор по Skype с двадцатилетним стажем преподавания.

Я рад приветствовать своих учеников вас с солнечной Сицилии. Эта зима в Южной Италии выдалась очень теплой даже по местным меркам: днем в Палермо очень тепло, температура поднимается до 28 выше нуля, и море очень теплое. Совершенно невозможно поверить, что в России сейчас холодно и лежит снег. Мое путешествие по Европе и Африке, которое началось в новогоднюю ночь, продолжается полным ходом, однако наши интерактивные уроки английского идут ежедневно с утра или с трех часов дня и до полуночи.

Сегодня мы будем изучать разговорный английский онлайн, и я хотел бы начать урок с обсуждения основных сложностей в изучении разговорного английского языка, с которыми сталкиваются почти все начинающиеся ученики.

Подавляющая часть учеников, которые приходят на мои уроки разговорного английского онлайн, ранее уже изучали английский язык в средней школе или в институте, и я вижу достаточно много сильных учеников, с хорошим уровнем английского языка - многие из вас достаточно неплохо освоили грамматику и набрали хороший активный словарный запас в английском языке.

Однако у таких учеников наблюдается серьезный перекос в развитии различных навыков: с одной стороны, они могут прекрасно разбираться в английской грамматике, иметь хороший словарный запас, но, в то же самое время, их разговорный английский онлайн язык зачастую оставлять желать много лучшего. Такие ученики понимают простые английские диалоги, даже могут разыгрывать по ролям простые диалоги на английском. То есть, если урок английского по скайпу строится вокруг чтения и перевода таких простых диалогов, то проблем не возникает. Но как только мы выходим за пределы курса английского языка для начинающих и пытаемся свободно общаться при помощи часто употребляемых разговорных фраз на английском языке, которые были изучены на предыдущих уроках, свободного разговора не получается.

Почему же именно разговорный английский онлайн представляет такую огромную проблему для этих учеников? Основная причина, на мой взгляд, состоит в том, на предыдущих этапах изучения английского языка эти ученики не смогли преодолеть языковой барьер, то есть им не хватило возможности общаться и учить разговорный английский онлайн язык на практике. Следствием недостатка такого опыта является отсутствие должной уверенности в себе, для того, чтобы сменить круг общения на англоязычных друзей, с которыми бы можно было практиковать разговорный английский онлайн.

Я специализируюсь на обучении взрослых учеников уже два десятка лет, почти все взрослые ученики заинтересованы именно в разговорном английском онлайн. Поэтому я изначально ориентируюсь именно на развитие навыков разговорной речи в английском языке, и на протяжении всех лет преподавательской практики убедился, что самый действенный способ улучшить разговорный английский онлайн - это регулярно проводить разговорные занятия, на которых будут закрепляться все изученные грамматические правила и свежая активная лексика.

Основа изучения разговорного английского онлайн - это постоянная практика: мои ученики постоянно общаются между собой на английском языке на бытовые темы - такого рода общение и такого рода практические навыки окажутся незаменимыми в разговорной среде, когда разговорный английский онлайн превратится для вас в вопрос выживания в иноязычной среде.

Все те, кто приходят на мои курсы разговорного английского онлайн, для того, чтобы научиться говорить, сразу же обрастают знакомствами и заводят новых друзей среди членов моего сообщества, изучающими английский язык. Это огромное преимущество онлайн курсов английского: когда вы приходите на мои уроки разговорного английского, то получаете не только знания разговорного английского, а заводите новых друзей онлайн или прямо у себя в городе, у которых та же самая цель, что и у вас - развитие навыков практического разговорного английского.

Есть и еще один важный аспект наших занятий, не связанный непосредственно с изучение английского языка. На своих уроках разговорного английского языка я научу вас завязывать новые знакомства с иностранцами - другая культура и привычки общения иногда создают барьеры при завязывании новых знакомств. Даже если вы живете в маленьком городке, скорее всего, по соседству с вами живут иностранцы, им может быть интересно познакомиться с местными жителями чтобы поближе узнать о вашей культуре и традициях. Вы же получите уникальную возможность потренировать свои грамматику, лексику и произношение на носителях английского языка.

Начинайте изучать разговорный английский онлайн и говорить на английском сначала со мной и с другими учениками, а чуть позже - и с иностранцами!

Сегодня мы с вами будем отрабатывать разговорные фразы и выражения, которые нам потребуются для того, чтобы записаться на прием в парикмахерскую, к врачу или другому специалисту. На следующих уроках разговорного английского мы отработаем эти диалоги на практике.

Сначала разминка в виде простенького диалога:

Разговорный английский онлайн бесплатно MP3(Для прослушивания MP3 объекта вам необходим Flash плейер)

Разговорный английский онлайн скачать MP3(Для прослушивания MP3 объекта вам необходим Flash плейер)

Разговорный английский онлайн: как договориться о встрече на английском языке?

Давайте изучим простую схему, которая позволит нам начинать диалоги в разговорном английском онлайн. Ниже на этой странице вы можете посмотреть диалоги на разговорном английском языке с переводом, в которых встречаются предложения, построенные по этой схеме:



to see

to meet

with

the doctor

a dentist

my lawyer

Steve

Mr. Green

the car mechanic

the hairdresser

the massagist

the fitness instructor

on

for

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

I would like to

I need to

I want to

Can I

Could I

Can we

Could we

Is it possible to

May I

May we

book an appointment

make an appointment

for

to have

a car service

a haircut

a check-up

a facial

a manicure

a pedicure

for

later today

tomorrow

tomorrow afternoon

next week



to have

my eyes tested

my teeth cleaned

my eyebrows waxed

at

for

ten a.m.

three o'clock in a afternoon

one-thirty

Разговорный английский онлайн: как по-английски предложить удобное время для встречи?

M: Hello English learners! Welcome to another great lesson with EnglishPod! My name is Marco.

E: And I'm Erica.

M: So, Erica, how are you today?

E: I'm doing pretty well and I think we've got a good lesson today, a really helpful lesson.

M: What are we talking about today?

E: We have an elementary lesson about making an appointment.

M: Alright, making an appointment. Yeah, that's really helpful. I guess you have to make appointments for the doctor or...

E: At work, maybe.

M: At work. Personal.

E: Or with your friends.

M: Yeah.

E: Yeah, so, this is language that you can use everyday to make appointments.

M: Great, well, so, why don't we take a look at our "vocabulary preview"?

Voice: Vocabulary preview.

E: We only have one word today which you need to know to understand this dialogue and it is financial adviser.

M: Financial adviser.

E: Financial adviser.

M: So, what is a financial adviser?

E: A financial adviser is a person who gives suggestions or recommendations about investing money, someone who wants you to put money in the stock market.

M: Okay, great. I guess we're ready now to listen to our dialogue for the first time and as always it's gonna be at a normal speed, but you don't have to worry about it, because...

E: We'll come back and teach you all the important words.

Hello, Fairbrook Consulting, how may I help you?

Алло, Фэарбрук Кэнсалтинг, чем могу помочь?

Yes, this is Julianne Horton, and I’m calling to arrange an appointment with Ms. McNealy.

Это Джулиана Хортон, я звоню, чтобы записаться на встречу с госпожой МасНили.

Certainly, what day were you thinking of?

Конечно, какой день вас устроит?

How is Thursday? Does she have any time available then?

Как насчет четверга? У нее есть свободное время в этот день?

Um... let me double check... unfortunately, she is booked solid on Thursday, how does next Monday work for you?

Э-э... позвольте мне перепроверить... к сожалению, она занята в четверг, как вам следующий понедельник?

Actually, I have got something scheduled on Monday. Can she do Tuesday?

Вообще-то, на понедельник у меня планы. Может ли она во вторник?

Sure, Tuesday is perfect. May I ask where you are calling from?

Конечно. Вторник подходит отлично. Могу вас спросить, откуда вы звоните?

Sure, Merton Financial Advisors.

Конечно, Мертон Файненшл Эдвайзерс (финансовые консультанты, проводящие проверку бухгалтерии – прим. автора).

Oh, actually, Tuesday is no good. Sorry about that.

Oй, знаете-ли, и вторник не подходит. Мне очень жаль.

E: Well, I guess Ms. McNealy does not want to speak to any financial adviser.

M: Hehe. Yeah, I guess she doesn't really wanna invest in the stock market, ha?

E: Or maybe she just gets too many phone calls from them.

M: Yeah, yeah.

E: Yeah.

M: If you have money, I guess you'll get phone calls from people like that.

E: I guess we don't have that problem, hey?

M: Hehe. No, we don't. Okay, let's start with our "language takeaway" for today.

Voice: Language takeaway.

E: So, four words today. The first one is available.

M: Available.

E: Available.

M: Available.

E: Meaning...

M: That you're not busy.

E: That you're free.

M: You're free, you're not busy. [NOTE: available can also mean that you're not married or you're not in a relationship, i.e. available for darting; for example, I'm gonna go out with that girl, she is available']

E: Exactly! Let's move to our next word - double check. M: Double check. E: Double check. M: Double check.

E: I think we've got some examples of this phrase. Voice: Example one.

A: Do you have the tickets?

B: I think so, but let me just double check.

Voice: Example two.

C: I thought I sent that e-mail already, but let me double check.

M: Okay, so, double check basically means to check something twice.

E: Exactly, to check it again.

M: Check it again, okay. Our third word for language takeaway today is scheduled.

E: Scheduled.

M: Scheduled. So, when you have something scheduled, it means that you have something...

E: Planned.

M: Planned, right?

E: Yeah, or booked at that time.

M: Booked at that time.

E: Yeah, we've got a lunch scheduled this afternoon, don't we?

M: Yes, we do!

E: Alright.

M: A great lunch, looking forward to it. And our last word for today is booked solid.

E: Booked solid.

M: So, we have some great examples on how you can use this great phrase booked solid and you can understand what it means.

Voice: Example one.

A: I can't get a hotel room; they're booked solid until after the New Year. [NOTE: you can also say "they are fully booked"]

Voice: Example two.

B: I'm sorry, there are no seats available on this flight; we're booked solid over the Christmas holidays.

Voice: Example three.

C: Sorry, I can't meet with you today, I'm booked solid.

M: Okay, great, so, booked solid basically is...

E: You have no free time, no available time.

M: Right.

E: So, you've got appointments scheduled all day.

M: All day, great.

E: Uhu.

M: So, with this in mind, now we can listen to our dialogue a second time. This time it's gonna be slow, so, we can...

E: Understand a little bit better. DIALOGUE, SECOND TIME (slow)

M: Okay, so, now it's a little bit more clear and with this we can start with "putting it together".

Voice: Putting it together.

E: There're some great examples in this dialogue of phrases you can use when you need to schedule an appointment and we're gonna look at those today. In the dialogue we hard Julianne asked about making an appointment and she said this.

Phrase 1: I'm calling to arrange an appointment with Ms. McNealy; I'm calling to arrange an appointment with Ms. McNealy.

M: So, this is a great way to schedule an appointment...

E: Uhu.

M: To ask for some time from somebody else.

E: Yeah, and we have some more examples of this phase.

Voice: Example one.

A: Please book an appointment for next week.

Voice: Example two.

B: Please schedule an appointment for next week.

M: Great, so, after that, when you're scheduling an appointment, you need to suggest a day when maybe that person has time.

E: Yes, let's listen to what they said in the dialogue.

Phrase 2: How's Thursday? Does she have any time available then? How's Thursday? Does she have any time available then?

M: You say, well, "how's Thursday" or "how's Tuesday?"

E: Uhu.

M: And maybe that person doesn't have time that day, so, they'll say something like this.

Phrase 3: Can she do Tuesday? Can she do Tuesday?

M: Okay, Erica, so, if I wanna have a meeting with you, I would say "how's Monday sound?" or "how's Monday?"

E: M-m-monday is no good.

M: Oh, how's...

E: I'm busy all day.

M: How's Tuesday?

E: Sorry, Tuesday is no good either.

M: Hehe. What about Wednesday?

E: Okay, Wednesday works.

M: Alright, great.

E: Wednesday's perfect.

M: Okay, s... great, so, we have a meeting on Wednesday.

E: Okay, they are... those are some great phrases, hey, for scheduling an appointment?

M: Yeah, they're really good. Okay, so, now we can listen to our dialogue a third time and we're ready to understand everything that we've just talked about.

DIALOGUE. THIRD TIME

E: The language in this dialogue is really useful, isn't it, Marco?

M: Yeah, it's from an everyday situation. You always have to make appointments at some point.

E: Yes! And like we said earlier, it's language you can use when you need to talk about work, with your boss, maybe.

M: Right.

E: Or, uh, when you need to do daily things like go to the doctor.

M: Uhu.

E: Or even when you're planning something with your friends.

M: Right.

E: Yep, you can use this in all those situations.

M: In all situations.

E: Aha.

M: Great, well, we're out of time now, but I hope you enjoyed our lesson and found it useful. And if you have any questions or comments, please go to our website at enalishpod.com, where we'll be there to answer everything.

E: Yes, we will. So, thanks for listening guys and until next time...

M: Bye!

E: Good bye!

Общее событие
Английский онлайн - английская медицинская лексика. Медицинская лексика для врачей, изучающих английский язык, читаем книгу Karen Horney: The Neurotic Personality of Our Time
22:00 » 23:55
 

Английский онлайн - английская медицинская лексика. Медицинская лексика для врачей, изучающих английский язык, читаем книгу Karen Horney: The Neurotic Personality of Our Time

ВАЖНО! К практическим урокам в рамках курса Английский язык для врачей не существует аудиозаписей - вся работа ведется с учениками вживую прямо на онлайн уроке!

английский язык онлайн для врачей и медиков english online

Chapter 4: Anxiety and Hostility

When discussing the difference between fear and anxiety we found as our first result that anxiety is a fear, which essentially involves a subjective factor. What then is the nature of this subjective factor?

Let us start by describing the experience an individual undergoes during anxiety. He has the feeling of a powerful, inescapable danger against which he himself is entirely helpless. Whatever the manifestations of anxiety, whether it be a hypochondriac fear of cancer, anxiety concerning thunderstorms, a phobia about high places, or any comparable fear, the two factors of an overpowering danger and defenselessness against it are invariably present. Sometimes the dangerous force against which he feels helpless may be felt to come from outside - thunderstorms, cancer, accidents and the like; sometimes the danger is felt to threaten him from his own ungovernable impulses - fear of having to jump down from a high place, or to cut someone with a knife; sometimes the danger is entirely vague and intangible, as it often is in an anxiety attack.

Such feelings in themselves, however, are not characteristic only of anxiety; they may be exactly the same in any situation which involves a factual overpowering danger and a factual helplessness toward it. I imagine that the subjective experience of persons during an earthquake, or of an infant under two years of age exposed to brutalities, is in no way different from the subjective experience of one who has anxiety concerning thunderstorms. In the case of fear the danger is present in reality and the feeling of helplessness is conditioned by reality, and in the case of anxiety the danger is generated or magnified by intrapsychic factors and the helplessness is conditioned by one's own attitude.

The question concerning the subjective factor in anxiety is thus reduced to the more specific inquiry: what are the psychic conditions that create the feeling of an imminent powerful danger and an attitude of helplessness toward it? This at any rate is the question that the psychologist has to raise. That chemical conditions in the body can also create the feeling and the physical concomitants of anxiety is as little a psychological problem as the fact that chemical conditions can produce elation or sleep.

In tackling this problem of anxiety Freud has, as so often in other problems, shown us the direction in which to move. He has done this by his crucial discovery that the subjective factor involved in anxiety lies in our own instinctual drives; in other words, both the danger anticipated by anxiety and the feeling of helplessness toward it are conjured by the explosive force of our own impulses. I shall discuss Freud's views in more detail at the end of this chapter, and shall also point out in what way my conclusions differ from his.

In principle, any impulse has the potential power to provoke anxiety, provided that its discovery or pursuit would mean a violation of other vital interests or needs, and provided that it is sufficiently imperative or passionate. In periods when there are definite and severe sexual taboos, like the Victorian era, yielding to sexual impulses has often meant incurring a realistic danger. An unmarried girl, for example, had to face a real danger of tortured conscience or social disgrace, and those yielding to masturbating urges had to face a real danger in so far as they were subject to threats of castration or warnings of fatal physical injuries or mental diseases. The same holds true today for certain perverted sex impulses, such as exhibitionistic drives or impulses directed toward children. In our times, however, as far as "normal" sex impulses are concerned, our attitude has become so lenient that admitting them to ourselves, or carrying them out in reality, involves serious danger much less frequently; hence there is less factual reason for apprehension on that score.

The change in the cultural attitude toward sex may be greatly responsible for the fact that, according to my experience, sexual impulses as such are only in exceptional cases found to be the dynamic force behind anxiety. This statement may seem exaggerated, because no doubt on the surface anxiety does seem to be linked with sexual desires. Neurotic persons are often found to have anxiety in connection with sexual intercourse, or to have inhibitions on that score as a consequence of anxiety. Closer analysis shows, however, that the basis of anxiety usually lies not in the sex impulses as such but in hostile impulses coupled with them, such as the impulse to hurt or humiliate the partner through intercourse.

In fact, hostile impulses of various kinds form the main source from which neurotic anxiety springs. I am afraid lest this new statement should sound again like an unjustified generalization from what may be true for some cases. But these cases, in which one can find a direct connection between the hostility and the anxiety it promotes, are not the only basis for my statement. It is well known that an acute hostile impulse may be the direct cause of anxiety, if its pursuit would mean defeating the purposes of the self. One example may serve for many. F. goes on a hiking trip through the mountains with a girl, Mary, to whom he is deeply devoted. Nevertheless, he feels acutely and savagely infuriated against her because his jealousy has somehow been aroused. When walking with her on a precipitous mountain path he gets a severe attack of anxiety, with heavy breathing and heart-pounding, because of a conscious impulse to push the girl over the edge of the path. The structure of anxieties like these is the same as indicated in anxieties from sexual sources: an imperative impulse, which, if yielded to, would mean a catastrophe for the self.

In the great majority of persons, however, a direct causal connection between hostility and neurotic anxiety is far from evident. In order, then, to make it clear why I declare that in the neuroses of our time hostile impulses are the main psychological force promoting anxiety, it is necessary to examine now in some detail the psychological consequences which result from a repression of hostility.

Repressing a hostility means "pretending" that everything is all right and thus refraining from fighting when we ought to fight, or at least when we wish to fight. Hence, the first unavoidable consequence of such a repression is that it generates a feeling of defenselessness, or to be more exact, it reinforces an already given feeling of defenselessness. If hostility is repressed when a person's interests are factually attacked it becomes possible for others to take advantage of him.

The experience of a chemist, C., represents an everyday occurrence of this kind. C. had what was regarded as nervous exhaustion as a consequence of too much work. He was unusually gifted and very ambitious, without knowing that he was. For reasons we shall leave aside, he had repressed his ambitious strivings and hence appeared modest. When he entered the laboratory of a great chemical firm another member of the staff, G., a little older in years and higher in rank than C., look him under his wing and showed every sign of friendliness. Because of a series of personal factors - dependence on others' affection, previous intimidation concerning critical observation, not recognizing his own ambition and hence not seeing it in others - C. was happy to accept the friendliness and failed to observe that in reality G. cared for nothing but his own career. And it struck him but dimly that on one occasion G. reported as his own an idea which was relevant for a possible invention but which was really C.'s idea, one that he had formerly expressed to G. in a friendly conversation. For the flicker of a moment C. was distrustful, but because his own ambition factually stirred up an enormous hostility in him, he immediately repressed not only this hostility but with it also the warranted criticism and distrust. Hence, he remained convinced that G. was his best friend. Consequently, when G. discouraged him about continuing a certain line of work he took the advice at face value. When G. produced an invention that C. might have made, C. merely felt that G.'s gifts and intelligence were far superior to his own. He felt happy to have such an admirable friend. Thus by having repressed his distrust and his anger C. failed to notice that in crucial questions G. was his enemy rather than his friend. Because he clung to the illusion that he was liked, C. relinquished his preparedness to fight for his own interests. He did not even realize that a vital interest of his own was attacked, and consequently could not fight for it, but allowed the other to take advantage of his weakness.

The fears which repression serves to overcome may also be overcome by keeping the hostility under conscious control. But whether one controls or represses hostility is not a matter of choice, because repression is a reflex-like process. It occurs if in a particular situation it is unbearable to be aware that one is hostile. In such a case, of course, there is no possibility of conscious control. The main reasons why awareness of hostility may be unbearable are that one may love or need a person at the same time that one is hostile toward him, that one may not want to see the reasons, such as envy or possessiveness, which have promoted the hostility, or that it may be frightening to recognize within one's self hostility toward anyone. In such circumstances, repression is the shortest and quickest way toward an immediate reassurance. By repression, the frightening hostility disappears from awareness, or is kept from entering awareness. I should like to repeat this sentence in other words, because for all its simplicity it is one of those psychoanalytic statements, which is but rarely understood: if hostility is repressed the person has not the remotest idea that he is hostile.

The quickest way toward a reassurance, however, is not necessarily the safest way in the long run. By the process of repression the hostility - or to indicate its dynamic character we had better use here the term rage - is removed from conscious awareness but is not abolished. Split off from the context of the individual's personality, and hence beyond control, it revolves within him as an affect, which is highly explosive and eruptive, and therefore tends to be discharged. The explosiveness of the repressed affect is all the greater because by its very isolation it assumes larger and often fantastic dimensions.

As long as one is aware of animosity, its expansion is restricted in three ways. First, consideration of the circumstances as they are in a given situation shows him what he can and what he cannot do toward an enemy or alleged enemy. Second, if the anger concerns one whom he otherwise admires or likes or needs, the anger will sooner or later become integrated into the totality of his feelings. Finally, inasmuch as man has developed a certain sense of what is appropriate to do or not to do, personality being as it is, and this too will restrict his hostile impulses.

If the anger is repressed, then access to these restricting possibilities is cut off, with the result that the hostile impulses trespass the restrictions from inside and outside, though only in fantasy. If the chemist I mentioned had followed his impulses he would have wanted to tell others how G. had abused his friendship, or to intimate to his superior that G. had stolen his idea or kept him from pursuing it. Since his anger was repressed it became dissociated and expanded, as would probably have shown in his dreams; it is likely that it his dreams he committed murder in some symbolic form, or became an admired genius, while others went disgracefully to pieces.

By its very dissociation the repressed hostility, will in the course of time usually become intensified from outside sources. For instance, if a high employee has developed an anger toward his chief, because the chief has made arrangements without discussing them with him, and if the employee represses his anger, never remonstrating against the procedure, the superior will certainly keep on acting over his head. Thereby new anger is constantly generated.

Another consequence of repressing hostility arises from the fact that a person registers within himself the existence of a highly explosive affect, which is beyond control. Before discussing the consequences of this, we have to consider a question that it suggests. By definition, the result of repressing an affect or an impulse is that the individual is no longer aware of its existence, so that in his conscious mind he does not know that he has any hostile feelings toward another. How then can I say that he "registers" the existence of the repressed affect within himself? The answer lies in the fact that there is no strict alternative between conscious and unconscious, but that there are, as H. S. Sullivan has pointed out in a lecture, several levels of consciousness. Not only is the repressed impulse still effective - one of the basic discoveries of Freud - but also in a deeper level of consciousness the individual knows about its presence. Reduced to the most simple terms possible this means that fundamentally we cannot fool ourselves, that actually we observe ourselves better than we are aware of doing, just as we usually observe others better than we are aware of doing - as shown, for example, in the correctness of the first impression we get from a person - but we may have stringent reasons for not taking cognizance of our observations. For the sake of saving repetitive explanations I shall use the term "register" when I mean that we know what is going on within us without our being aware of it.

These consequences of repressing hostility may themselves be sufficient to create anxiety, provided always that the hostility and its potential danger to other interests are sufficiently great. States of vague anxiety may be built in this way. More often, however, the process does not come to a standstill at this point, because there is an imperative need to get rid of the dangerous affect which from within menaces one's interest and security. A second reflex-like process sets in: the individual "projects" his hostile impulses to the outside world. The first "pretense," the repression, requires a second one: he "pretends" that the destructive impulses come not from him but from someone or something outside. Logically the person on whom his own hostile impulses will be projected is the person against whom they are directed. The result is that this person now assumes formidable proportions in his mind, partly because such a person becomes endowed with the same quality of ruthlessness that his own repressed impulses have, partly because in any danger the degree of potency depends not only on the factual conditions but also on the attitude taken toward them. The more defenseless one is the greater the danger appears.

As a by-function the projection also serves the need for self-justification. It is not the individual himself who wants to cheat, to steal, to exploit, to humiliate, but the others want to do such things to him. A wife who is ignorant of her own impulses to ruin her husband and subjectively convinced that she is most devoted may, because of this mechanism, consider her husband to be a brute wanting to harm her.

The process of projection may or may not be supported by another process working to the same end: a retaliation fear may get hold of the repressed impulse. In this case a person who wants to injure, cheat, deceive others has also a fear that they will do the same to him. How far the retaliation fear is a general characteristic ingrained in human nature, how far it arises from primitive experiences of sin and punishment, how far it presupposes a drive for personal revenge, I leave as an open question. Beyond doubt, it plays a great role in the minds of neurotic persons.

These processes brought about by repressed hostility result in the affect of anxiety. In fact, the repression generates exactly the state that is characteristic of anxiety: a feeling of defenselessness toward what is felt an overpowering danger menacing from outside.

Though the steps by which anxiety develops are simple in principle, in practice it is usually difficult to understand the conditions of anxiety. One of the complicating factors is that the repressed hostile impulses are frequently projected not on the person factually concerned but on something else. In one of Freud's case histories, for example, the little Hans did not develop an anxiety concerning his parents but an anxiety concerning white horses. An otherwise very sensible patient of mine, after a repression of hostility toward her husband, suddenly developed an anxiety concerning reptiles in the tiled swimming pool. It seems that nothing from germs to thunderstorms is too remote for an anxiety to be attached to it. The reasons for this tendency to detach the anxiety from the person concerned are quite obvious. If the anxiety factually concerns a parent, husband, friend or one in similar close relationship the assumption of hostility is felt to be incompatible with an existing tie of authority, love or appreciation. The maxim in these cases is the denial of hostility all around. By repressing his own hostility, the person denies that there is any hostility on his part, and by projecting his repressed hostility to thunderstorms he denies any hostility on the other's part. Many illusions of happy marriage rest on an ostrich policy of this kind.

That a repression of hostility leads with inexorable logic to the generation of anxiety does not mean that anxiety must become manifest every time the process takes place. Anxiety may be removed instantaneously by one of the protective devices we have discussed or shall discuss later. A person in such a situation may protect himself by such means, for example, as developing an enhanced need for sleep or taking to drink.

There are infinite variations in the forms of anxiety that may ensue from the process of repressing hostility. For the sake of a better understanding of the resultant pictures, I shall present the different possibilities schematically.

A: The danger is felt to arise from one's own impulses.
B: The danger is felt to arise from outside.

In view of the consequences of repressing hostility group A appears to be a direct outcome of the repression while group B presupposes a projection. Both A and B can be subdivided into two subgroups.

I: The danger is felt to be directed against the self.
II: The danger is felt to be directed against others.

We would then have four main groups of anxiety:

A. I: The danger is felt to come from one's own impulses and to be directed against the self. In this group the hostility is turned secondarily against the self, a process which we shall discuss later.
Example: phobia of having to jump down from high places.

A. II: The danger is felt to come from one's own impulses and to be directed against others.
Example: phobia of having to injure others with knives.

B. I: The danger is felt to come from outside and to concern the self.
Example: fear of thunderstorms.

B. II: The danger is felt to come from outside and to concern others. In this group the hostility is projected to the outside world and the original object of hostility is retained.
Example: the anxiety of over-solicitous mothers concerning the dangers menacing their children.

Needless to say, the value of such a classification is limited. It may be useful in providing a quick orientation, but it does not suggest all possible contingencies. One should not deduce, for example, that persons developing an anxiety of type A never project their repressed hostility; it can only be deduced that in this specific form of anxiety projection is absent.

With the capacity of hostility to generate anxiety the relation between the two is not exhausted. The process also works the other way around: anxiety in its turn, when based on a feeling of being menaced, easily provokes a reactive hostility in defense. In this regard it does not differ in any way from fear, which may equally provoke aggression. The reactive hostility too, if repressed, may create anxiety, and thus a cycle is created. This effect of reciprocity between hostility and anxiety, one always generating and reinforcing the other, enables us to understand why we find in neuroses such an enormous amount of relentless hostility. This reciprocal influence is also the basic reason why severe neuroses so often become worse without any apparent difficult conditions from the outside. It does not matter whether anxiety or hostility has been the primary factor; the point that is highly important for the dynamics of a neurosis is that anxiety and hostility are inextricably interwoven.

In general, the concept of anxiety I have propounded is developed by methods that are essentially psychoanalytic. It operates with the dynamics of unconscious forces, the processes of repression, projection and the like. If we go into more detail, however, it differs in several respects from the position taken by Freud.

Freud has successively propounded two views concerning anxiety. The first of them was, in short, that anxiety results from a repression of impulses. This referred exclusively to the impulse of sexuality and was a purely physiological interpretation, because it was based on the belief that if sexual energy is prevented from discharge it will produce physical tension in the body, which is transformed into anxiety. According to his second view, anxiety - or what he calls neurotic anxiety - results from fear of those impulses of which the discovery or pursuit would incur an external danger. This second interpretation, which is psychological, refers not to the sexual impulse alone but also to that of aggression. In this interpretation of anxiety, Freud is not at all concerned about the repression or nonrepression of impulses, but only about the fear of those impulses, the pursuit of which would involve an external danger.

My concept is based on a belief that Freud's two views must be integrated in order to understand the whole picture. Thus, I have freed the first concept of its purely physiological foundation and have combined it with the second concept. Anxiety in general results not so much from a fear of our impulses as from a fear of our repressed impulses. It seems to me that the reason why Freud could not make good use of his first concept - though it was based on an ingenious psychological observation - lies in his having given it a physiological interpretation instead of raising the psychological question of what happens psychically within a person if he represses an impulse.

A second point of disagreement with Freud is of less theoretical but of all the more practical importance. I fully concur with his opinion that anxiety may result from every impulse of which the expression would incur an external danger. Sexual impulses may certainly be of this kind, but only so long as a strict individual and social taboo resting on them renders them dangerous. From this point of view the frequency with which anxiety is generated by sexual impulses is largely dependent on the existing cultural attitude toward sexuality. I do not see that sexuality as such is a specific source of anxiety. I do believe, however, that there is such a specific source in hostility, or more accurately in repressed hostile impulses. To put the concept I have represented in this chapter into simple, practical terms: whenever I find anxiety or indications of it, the questions that come to my mind are, what sensitive spot has been hurt and has consequently provoked hostility, and what accounts for the necessity of repression? My experience is that a search in these directions often leads to a satisfactory understanding of anxiety.

A third point in which I find myself at variance with Freud is his assumption that anxiety is generated only in childhood, starting with the alleged anxiety at birth mid proceeding to castration fear, and that anxiety occurring later in life is based on reactions which have remained infantile. "There is no doubt that persons whom we call neurotic remain infantile in their attitude towards danger, and have not grown out of antiquated conditions for anxiety."

Let us consider separately the elements contained in this interpretation. Freud asserts that during childhood we are particularly prone to react with anxiety. This is an undisputed fact, and one for which there are good and understandable reasons, lying in the child's comparative helplessness against adverse influences. In fact in character neuroses it is invariably found that the formation of anxiety started in early childhood, or at least that the foundation of what I have called basic anxiety was laid in that time. Besides this, however, Freud believes that the anxiety in adult neuroses is still tied up with the conditions, which originally provoked it. This means, for instance, that an adult man would be just as much harassed by fear of castration, though in modified forms, as he had been as a boy. No doubt, there are rare cases in which an infantile anxiety reaction may with appropriate provocations re-emerge in later life in unchanged form. But as a rule what we find is, in a phrase, not repetition but development. In cases in which the analysis allows us a pretty complete understanding of how a neurosis has developed we may find an uninterrupted chain of reactions from early anxiety to adult peculiarities. Therefore, the later anxiety will contain, among others, elements conditioned by the specific conflicts existing in childhood. However, the anxiety as a whole is not an infantile reaction. To consider it as such would be to confuse two different things, to mistake for an infantile attitude an attitude merely generated in childhood. With at least as much justification as calling anxiety an infantile reaction one might call it a precocious grown-up attitude in a child.

Events Key

Месячный обзор

Пн Вт Ср Чт Пт Сб Вс
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31    
Пн Вт Ср Чт Пт Сб Вс
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28    
Пн Вт Ср Чт Пт Сб Вс
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31