Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations / Edition 1

Ideology, Conflict, and Leadership in Groups and Organizations / Edition 1

by Otto Kernberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300073550

ISBN-13: 9780300073553

Pub. Date: 06/16/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073553
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/16/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part One Psychoanalytic Studies of Group Processes: Theory and Application 3(48)
1 Psychoanalytic Theories of Group Psychology
3(20)
2 Identity, Alienation, and Ideology in Adolescent Group Processes
23(13)
3 Mass Psychology Through the Analytic Lens
36(15)
Part Two Institutional Dynamics and Leadership 51(108)
4 Leadership and Organizational Functioning
51(18)
5 Regression in Organizational Leadership
69(22)
6 The Couch at Sea: The Psychoanalysis of Organizations
91(13)
7 The Moral Dimension of Leadership
104(18)
8 Paranoiagenesis in Organizations
122(18)
9 Leadership Styles
140(19)
Part Three Therapeutic Applications 159(44)
10 A Systems Approach to the Priority Setting of Interventions in Groups
159(21)
11 The Therapeutic Community: A Reevaluation
180(23)
Part Four Applications to Psychoanalytic Education 203(50)
12 Institutional Problems of Psychoanalytic Education
203(27)
13 Authoritarianism, Culture, and Personality in Psychoanalytic Education
230(8)
14 Thirty Ways to Destroy the Creativity of Psychoanalytic Candidates
238(15)
Part Five Ideology, Morality, and the Political Process 253(46)
15 The Temptations of Conventionality
253(20)
16 Ideology and Bureaucracy as Social Defenses Against Aggression
273(12)
17 Regression in the Political Process
285(14)
Bibliography 299(10)
Index 309(13)
Acknowledgments following 322

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