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Psychoanalysis  is  fundamentally  related  to  time  because  it  is  an  effort  to  understand how disturbances in the present are determined by events in the past. This paper represents an attempt to delineate the developmental line of time sense from birth to object constancy, concentrating on those maturational and environmental factors which determine psychotemporal adaptation in infancy and early childhood until the age of adolescence. Patients' distortions of time can frequently and readily be observed in clinical psychoanalysis reflecting both their psychopathology and their reactions to the temporal aspects of the psychoanalytic setting.

Key words: Time, perception, development, psychoanalysis.

E. Soumaki, D. Anagnostopoulos, D. Anastasopoulos (page 145) - Full article (Greek)