Essential Papers on Narcissism

Essential Papers on Narcissism

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by Andrew P. Morrison, Russell Jeung
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814753957

ISBN-13: 9780814753958

Pub. Date: 07/06/2012

Publisher: New York University Press

Narcissism has recently been the focus of debate among professionals, in large part due to the controversies surrounding the world of Heinz Kohut and Otto Kernberg. Yet much has been written about narcissism throughout the history of psychoanalysis and this carefully selected collection brings together the essential work on narcissism. The book first puts forth the…  See more details below

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Narcissism has recently been the focus of debate among professionals, in large part due to the controversies surrounding the world of Heinz Kohut and Otto Kernberg. Yet much has been written about narcissism throughout the history of psychoanalysis and this carefully selected collection brings together the essential work on narcissism. The book first puts forth the major theoretical formulations - self-psychology, object relations, psychodynamics - and then explores diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The book offers landmark classic and contemporary contributions by authors such as Annie Reich, Heinz Kohut, Otto Kernberg, Alice Miller, Arnold Modell, and many others.

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ISBN-13:
9780814753958
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Series:
Essential Papers on Psychoanalysis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
491
Sales rank:
528,643
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

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No one seems to agree what is pathological narcissism. Some theoreticians regard it as a culture-dependent theoretical construct. Others fail to sufficiently differentiate it from the Borderline or Anti-social personality disorder. Some trace its genesis to the first year or years (the formative years) of life. Yet others believe that it can form as late as early adolescence or even, as a reactive formation, in adulthood. There are those who believe that some forms of narcissism are transient and all variants of narcissism can be successfully treated. Others regard it as mental ('malignant') cancer - the side effects can be ameliorated with medication - but nothing more. You will find them all here, in this great tome of introductions to pathological narcissism by the masters. Sam Vaknin, author of 'Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited'.