Ideology, Conflict, And Leadership In Groups And Organizations / Edition 1

Ideology, Conflict, And Leadership In Groups And Organizations / Edition 1

by Md Otto F. Kernberg
     
 

In this book a psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician of world renown integrates current knowledge of the psychodynamics of individuals, groups, and organizations into a new theoretical framework. Dr. Otto F. Kernberg shows how the interplay of libidinal and aggressive impulses enacted within the dynamic unconscious of the individual also occurs at the level of… See more details below

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In this book a psychoanalytic clinician and theoretician of world renown integrates current knowledge of the psychodynamics of individuals, groups, and organizations into a new theoretical framework. Dr. Otto F. Kernberg shows how the interplay of libidinal and aggressive impulses enacted within the dynamic unconscious of the individual also occurs at the level of groups and social organizations. He sheds new light on the turbulent nature of human interactions in groups, suggests how this understanding may help to resolve conflicts at the group and institutional levels, and provides a model for achieving effective institutional change.

Dr. Kernberg applies his integrative frame to the analysis of the regressive processes in groups, the nature of institutional leadership, and the conditions of rational functioning that may protect the organization from the most dangerous consequences of regressive group processes. To illustrate the therapeutic uses of the model, he considers its applications to group therapy and the therapeutic community; to illustrate its consultative potential, he includes a section on problems in psychoanalytic organizations. In conclusion, the author extends his theoretical framework to the social sciences, proposing contributions to the psychology of ideology formation, bureaucracy, conventionality, and the political process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073553
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/16/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Psychoanalytic Studies of Group Processes: Theory and Application
1Psychoanalytic Theories of Group Psychology3
2Identity, Alienation, and Ideology in Adolescent Group Processes23
3Mass Psychology Through the Analytic Lens36
Pt. 2Institutional Dynamics and Leadership
4Leadership and Organizational Functioning51
5Regression in Organizational Leadership69
6The Couch at Sea: The Psychoanalysis of Organizations91
7The Moral Dimension of Leadership104
8Paranoiagenesis in Organizations122
9Leadership Styles140
Pt. 3Therapeutic Applications
10A Systems Approach to the Priority Setting of Interventions in Groups159
11The Therapeutic Community: A Reevaluation180
Pt. 4Applications to Psychoanalytic Education
12Institutional Problems of Psychoanalytic Education203
13Authoritarianism, Culture, and Personality in Psychoanalytic Education230
14Thirty Ways to Destroy the Creativity of Psychoanalytic Candidates238
Pt. 5Ideology, Morality, and the Political Process
15The Temptations of Conventionality253
16Ideology and Bureaucracy as Social Defenses Against Aggression273
17Regression in the Political Process285
Bibliography299
Index309

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