The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology [NOOK Book]

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The ground-breaking book which attempts to bridge the gap between the psychoanalytic and cognitive psychological theories of child development.

Noted psychiatrist Daniel Stern brings together exciting new research on infants and the insights of psychoanalysis to offer an original theory of how humans create a sense of themselves and others. "This dazzling book represents a truly original, perhaps revolutionary contribution to psychodynamic theory and ...

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The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology

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Overview

The ground-breaking book which attempts to bridge the gap between the psychoanalytic and cognitive psychological theories of child development.

Noted psychiatrist Daniel Stern brings together exciting new research on infants and the insights of psychoanalysis to offer an original theory of how humans create a sense of themselves and others. "This dazzling book represents a truly original, perhaps revolutionary contribution to psychodynamic theory and practice."--Arnold Cooper, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Notes, Diagrams/Charts and Index.

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What People Are Saying

John Bowlby
"His splendid book will be welcomed by every thinking clinician."
T. Berry Brazelton
"An important book by a leading clinician and researcher."
Arnold M. Cooper
"Essential reading for anyone interested in psychoanalysis and for every therapist who has the responsibility for helping a patient to understand and alter his or her life."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781811344
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/1985
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 814 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel N. Stern, M.D., is Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Cornell Medical School. He is author of the acclaimed 'The Interpersonal World of the Infant', among other notable titles.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Pt. I The Questions and Their Background
Ch. 1 Exploring the Infant's Subjective Experience: A Central Role for the Sense of Self 3
Ch. 2 Perspectives and Approaches to Infancy 13
Pt. II The Four Senses of Self
Ch. 3 The Sense of an Emergent Self 37
Ch. 4 The Sense of a Core Self: I. Self versus Other 69
Ch. 5 The Sense of a Core Self: II. Self with Other 100
Ch. 6 The Sense of a Subjective Self: I. Overview 124
Ch. 7 The Sense of a Subjective Self: II. Affect Attunement 138
Ch. 8 The Sense of a Verbal Self 162
Pt. III Some Clinical Implications
Ch. 9 The "Observed Infant" as Seen with a Clinical Eye 185
Ch. 10 Some Implications for the Theories Behind Therapeutic Reconstructions 231
Ch. 11 Implications for the Therapeutic Process of Reconstructing a Developmental Past 256
Epilogue 275
Bibliography 278
Index 295
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