The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant Symbiosis and Individuation / Edition 1

The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant Symbiosis and Individuation / Edition 1

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by Margaret S. Mahler, Fred Pine, Anni Bergman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465095542

ISBN-13: 9780465095544

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Basic Books

The pioneering contribution to infant psychology that gave us separation and individuation documents with standard-setting care the intrapsychic process of a child's emergence from symbiotic fusion with the mother toward affirmation of his own psychological birth. Available for the first time in paperback to a new generation of students and clinicians on the twenty

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The pioneering contribution to infant psychology that gave us separation and individuation documents with standard-setting care the intrapsychic process of a child's emergence from symbiotic fusion with the mother toward affirmation of his own psychological birth. Available for the first time in paperback to a new generation of students and clinicians on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its original publication.

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ISBN-13:
9780465095544
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2000 Edition, by Fred Pine
Preface to the 2000 Edition, by Anni Bergman
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Historical Review

Part I
SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION IN PERSPECTIVE
  1     Overview
  2     Evolution and Functioning of the Research Setting

Part II
ON HUMAN SYMBIOSIS AND THE SUBPHASES OF
THE SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION PROCESS
INTRODUCTION
  3     The Forerunners of the Separation-Individuation Process
  4     The First Subphase: Differentiation and the Development
         of the Body Image
  5     The Second Subphase: Practicing
  6     The Third Subphase: Rapprochment
  7     The Fourth Subphase: Consolidation of Individuality and the
        Beginnings of Emotional Object Constancy

Part III
FIVE CHILDREN'S SUBPHASE DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION
  8     Bruce
  9     Donna
10     Wendy
11     Teddy
12     Sam

Part IV
SUMMARY AND REFLECTIONS
13     Variations Within the Subphases with Special Reference
          to Differentiation
14     The Epigenesis of Separation Anxiety, Basic Mood, and
         Primitive Identity
15     Reflections on Core Identity and Self-Boundary Formation
16     Some Concluding Remarks about the Significance of the
         Rapprochement Crisis

Appendices
THE DATA ANALYSIS AND ITS RATIONALE:
A CASE STUDY IN SYSTEMATIC CLINICAL
RESEARCH
Appendix A     The Available Data
Appendix B     A Research Rationale
Appendix C     Some Research Strategies

References
Permisions
Glossary of Concepts
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant Symbiosis and Individuation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This beautifully written book is an account of the work of the child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Margaret Mahler. So influential was this work to the field of child psychology and psychoanalysis that it inevitably engendered a massive counter-reaction within the field (by researchers such as Dan Stern) But the more recent infant research (challanging Mahler's view that in the first month of life the child lives within a protective shell relatively unmindful of the caretakers)can be read to complement this great work rather than to negate it. There is so much wisdom about human development in Mahler's work that if read carefully it provides the reader with a firm grounding in the analytic view of early childhood. And a literate, intellectually minded mother (or mother to be)of a toddler could find in this book the key to understanding her child.