BEHAVIOR: Neurosis: Just a Bad Habit?

Making love in a Volkswagen can be an impossible feat, as a University of Pennsylvania student discovered not long ago. His failure led to a year of impotence that ended only recently when Temple University Psychiatrist Joseph Wolpe cured him in two sessions. Wolpe's treatment; a controversial method called behavior therapy.

The difference between behavior therapy and traditional Freudian psychoanalysis stems from the way each defines neurosis. To psychoanalysts, neurosis is the result of unconscious conflicts that influence behavior in complex, mysterious ways. But to behavior therapists, the unconscious does not...

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