Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis

Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis

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by Peter Fonagy
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590514603
Publisher:
Other Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
897,492
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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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Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago