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Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise

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MONTAGNA, Plinio. Tropisms in the practice: fife tropism and death tropism. Rev. bras. psicanál [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.3, pp. 109-118. ISSN 0486-641X.

The paper discusses the use of the concept of Tropism, by Wilfred Bion, in psychoanalysis,. A clinical situation is presented in which its use as a conceptual reference aids the analytic work.

Keywords : tropism; projective identification; life and death; emotional experience; countertransference.

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