Otto Kernberg on Aggression and the Pleasure Principle

The Oscar Sternbach Memorial Award is presented to Otto F. Kernberg, MD, former president of the International Psychoanalytical Association. His lecture, The Death Drive: A Contemporary View of the Controversy, is a critical examination of Freud's theory of the death drive based on psychoanalytic explorations of aggressive motivation in cases of both severe and borderline character pathology.

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