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THE CRADLE OF VIOLENCE

THE CRADLE OF VIOLENCE

by Stephen Wilson
     
 

This collection of essays focuses on the unconscious roots of human behaviour in a range of settings: the consulting room, the small group, the workplace, the therapeutic community and the GP's surgery.
The author draws upon psychoanalytic theory to examine the psychological preconditions for violent behaviour stemming from a failure in courage. He observes

Overview

This collection of essays focuses on the unconscious roots of human behaviour in a range of settings: the consulting room, the small group, the workplace, the therapeutic community and the GP's surgery.
The author draws upon psychoanalytic theory to examine the psychological preconditions for violent behaviour stemming from a failure in courage. He observes that in violence there is an attack not only on the victim, but on the perpetrator's own universe of meaning and value. By examining the psychological implications of death, violence and other extremes, both in literature and in case material, this collection highlights many of the concerns of the field of psychotherapy from an eclectic range of source materials.

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Wilson (psychotherapy, Oxford U.) draws on psychoanalytic theory to examine the psychological precondition for violent behavior stemming from a failure of courage. He argues that violence is an attack not only on the victim but also on the perpetrator's own universe of meaning and value. Most of the 16 essays have been published elsewhere, though some are unpublished lectures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853023064
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Forensic Focus Series
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Wilson, FRCPsych, is Consultant Psychotherapist at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford, and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury.

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