Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality

Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality

by W. Ronald D. Fairbairn
     
 

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First published in 1952, W.R.D. Fairbairn's Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality re-oriented psychoanalysis by centering human development on the infant's innate need for relationships, describing the process of splitting and the internal dynamic relationship between ego and object. His elegant theory is still a vital framework of psychoanalytic theory

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First published in 1952, W.R.D. Fairbairn's Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality re-oriented psychoanalysis by centering human development on the infant's innate need for relationships, describing the process of splitting and the internal dynamic relationship between ego and object. His elegant theory is still a vital framework of psychoanalytic theory and practice, infant research, group relations and family therapy.
This classic collection of papers, available for the first time in paperback, has a new introduction by David Scharff and Elinor Fairbairn Birtles which sets Fairbairn's highly original work in context, provides an overview of object relations theory, and traces modern developments, launched by Fairbairn's discoveries.

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'I liked this collection of papers very much and welcome the opportunity to become better acquainted with Fairbairn's work.' - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710013613
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
01/28/1974
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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