Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis / Edition 1

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A Bestseller

Attachment Theory shows scientifically how our earliest relationships with our mothers influence our later relationships in life. This book offers an excellent introduction to the findings of attachment theory and the major schools of psychoanalytic thought.

"The book every student, colleague, and even rival theoretician has been waiting for. With characteristic wit, philosophical sophistication, scholarship, humanity, incisiveness, and creativity, Fonagy succinctly describes the links, differences, and future directions of his twin themes. [His book] is destined to take its place as one of a select list of essential psychology books of the decade."
-Jeremy Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, University of Exeter

"Extraordinary—an invaluable resource for developmental psychoanalysis."
-Joy D. Osofsky, Professor, Louisiana State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892746702
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 748,559
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A.

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology at Univesity College London.

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Table of Contents

Preamble 1
1 Introduction to Attachment Theory 5
2 Key Findings of Attachment Research 19
3 Freud's Models and Attachment Theory 47
4 Structural Approaches: The North American Structural Approach 53
5 Modifications of the Structural Model 65
6 The Klein-Bion Model 81
7 The Independent School of British Psychoanalysis and Its Relation to Attachment Theory 93
8 North American Object Relations Theorists and Attachment Theory 105
9 Modern Psychoanalytic Infant Psychiatry: The Work of Daniel Stern 117
10 The Interpersonal-Relational Approach: From Sullivan to Mitchell 123
11 Psychoanalytic Attachment Theorists 135
12 Summary: What Do Psychoanalytic Theories and Attachment Theory Have in Common? 157
13 How Can Attachment Theory Benefit from Psychoanalytic Insights? 185
14 Conclusion 191
References 193
Index 247
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    Attachment theory becomes mainstream psychoanalysis

    This well written volume convincingly places attachment theory in context with other contemporary psychoanalytic theories. Fonagy's arguments and ideas generate useful formulations that explain previously puzzling clinical challenges. Attachment theory may be a quiet revolution entering mainstream psychoanalytic theory and technique from a non-traditional source of direct observation and scientific validation. The bibliography is worth the price of the book.

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