Krafft-Ebing


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Krafft-Ebing: Psychopathia Sexualis

Krafft-Ebing

Richard , Baron von Krafft-Ebing. 1840--1902, German neurologist and psychiatrist who pioneered the systematic study of sexual behaviour in Psychopathia Sexualis (1886)
References in periodicals archive ?
In The Marriage Guide, Hollick focuses on specific cases of sexual monstrosity but does not follow the form of case history - tracing environmental influences and family diseases - which would become infamous with Krafft-Ebing and Ellis.
Like the coinage of the concept sadomasochism by Krafft-Ebing, Freud's 1919 essay on masochism is grounded in fantasy.
9) Claiming these nymphomaniacs were morally devoid of all powers of resistance, Krafft-Ebing asserts their pathologies often forced them to turn to prostitution in order to find satisfaction and relief (323).
On the question of whether homosexuality was a congenital or acquired phenomenon, there were marked differences between these two thinkers; in his best-selling magnum opus, Psychopathia Sexualis (first published in Germany in 1886 and several times revised, most substantially in 1902), Krafft-Ebing allowed for both congenital and acquired inversions, a point he reiterated in later editions of his work even though he tended over time to see congenital factors as more decisive.
For while androgyny - described by his contemporaries as the simultaneous coexistence of male and female cells or plasms in the brain - was believed to promote heightened sensitivity and greater artistic vision, it was also considered by some theorists (particularly Krafft-Ebing, Ellis, and Carpenter) to be indicative of either overt or repressed homosexuality, a condition these scientists dubbed "sexual inversion.
Westphal, Ellis, Krafft-Ebing, and others transformed the act of sodomy which had long been criminalized into the sodomitical person.
The closest evidence that Chopin knew about female homosexuality has three sources; she probably knew of the work of the medical sexologists Richard Von Krafft-Ebing and Havelock Ellis because her friend William Ready, editor of the St.
Neanmoins, a propos de l'asthme, la rigueur scientifique du temps inspiree de Gilbert Ballet et de Krafft-Ebing se rencontre partout dans le roman.
Richard Von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902), neuropsicologo aleman, profesor de psiquiatria y neurologia de la Universidad de Viena hacia fines del siglo XIX, considerado el fundador de la moderna patologia sexual, fue, a su vez, el referente medico internacional de una linea biologicista.
Both Benedict and Mead read Havelock Ellis, who viewed homosexuality as a genetic anomaly, much like being color-blind, and his summaries of other theorists such as the German neuropsychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing, who viewed homosexuality as a perversion.
Shiny boots of leather/slimy bouts of pleasure: Graz pays homage to two of its most famous nineteenth-century residents, Leopold (Venus in Furs) von Sacher-Masoch and Richard (Psychopathia Sexualis) Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, with a summerlong salute to perversity.
Mann could possibly (Rudloff's italics) have read the work of the sexologists Krafft-Ebing and Schrenck-Notzing, both of whom had mentioned Venus in Furs in their works by 1892.