Aggression In Personality Disorders And Perversions

Aggression In Personality Disorders And Perversions

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by Otto F. Kernberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300065086

ISBN-13: 9780300065084

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts explores the role of aggression in severe personality disorders and in normal and perverse sexuality, integrating new developments in psychoanalystic theory with findings from clinical work with severely regressed patients.  See more details below

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In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts explores the role of aggression in severe personality disorders and in normal and perverse sexuality, integrating new developments in psychoanalystic theory with findings from clinical work with severely regressed patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300065084
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,218,866
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IThe Role of Affects in Psychoanalytic Theory
1New Perspectives on Drive Theory3
2The Psychopathology of Hatred21
IIDevelopmental Aspects of Broad-Spectrum Personality Disorders
3Clinical Dimensions of Masochism35
4Hysterical and Histrionic Personality Disorders52
5Antisocial and Narcissistic Personality Disorders67
IIIClinical Applications of Object Relations Theory
6Object Relations Theory in Clinical Practice87
7An Ego Psychology-Object Relations Theory Approach to the Transference103
8An Ego Psychology-Object Relations Theory of Structural Change119
9Transference Regression and Psychoanalytic Technique with Infantile Personalities140
IVTechnical Approaches to Severe Regression
10Projection and Projective Identification: Developmental and Clinical Aspects159
11Projective Identification, Countertransference, and Hospital Treatment175
12Identification and Its Vicissitudes as Observed in Psychosis193
13Vicissitudes of and Pleasure in Hatred211
14Psychopathic, Paranoid, and Depressive Transferences222
VThe Psychodynamics of Perversion
15The Relation of Borderline Personality Organization to the Perversions247
16A Theoretical Frame for the Study of Sexual Perversions263
17A Conceptual Model for Male Perversion (with Particular Reference to Male Homosexuality)277
References293
Permissions305
Index307

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Kernberg has arguably contributed more than anyone - even more than Kohut - to the understanding of borderline conditions and pathological narcissism. He is both a formidable theoretician and an outstanding clinician. This - a small part of his prodigious and erudite output - is a detailed and scholarly study of the role played in the dynamics of relationships by narcissism, aggression - both self-directed (as in masochism) and other-directed (as in sadism) - and the resulting perversions. It is disturbing to learn how central the role of hatred, envy and other transformations of aggression is in relationships and in antisocial behavior. There is a direct path from regressive infantilism to psychosis and sexual deviance (and one may add to political oppression). This tome is one of the best anatomies of psychological defenses gone awry. Sam Vaknin, author of 'Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited'.