The Analysis of Counter-Transference Reactions Is a Means to Discern Latent Interview-Contents

  • Stephan Marks Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
  • Heidi Mönnich-Marks Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Keywords: counter-transference, National Socialism, interviews, supervision, hermeneutics, interpretation, unconscious contents, latent content


Counter-transference reactions may help to discern latent interview-contents. This will be described with an example from the research project Geschichte und Erinnerung [History and Memory]. In this project interviews with men and women, who agreed to and actively supported Hitler and National Socialism (ordinary bystanders and perpetrators) have been conducted and evaluated. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0302361


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Author Biographies

Stephan Marks, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Dr. Stephan MARKS holds a MA in political science, psychology and modern history and a doctorate in social science, from University of Giessen, Germany. He is supervisor; founder (1998) and director of the research project Geschichte und Erinnerung [History and Memory], University of Education in Freiburg, Germany.
Heidi Mönnich-Marks, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Heidi MÖNNICH-MARKS, holds a diploma in psychology from Technical University in Berlin. She is a psychoanalyst and group therapist, practicing in Freiburg, and lecturer at University of Freiburg. Member of the research team Geschichte und Erinnerung.