The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry

The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry

by Harry Stack Sullivan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393001385

ISBN-13: 9780393001389

Pub. Date: 09/28/1968

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) was the author of the highly infleuntial interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which holds that an individual's personality is formed by relationships and that psychiatry needs to take into account the effect of cultural forces as well as a person's inner dynamics.

This book contains the fullest statement of his developmental approach

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Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) was the author of the highly infleuntial interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which holds that an individual's personality is formed by relationships and that psychiatry needs to take into account the effect of cultural forces as well as a person's inner dynamics.

This book contains the fullest statement of his developmental approach to psychiatry, showing in detail how Sullivan traced from earliest infancy to adulthood the formation of the person, opening the way to a deeper understanding of mental disorders in later life.

At the core of Sullivan's work is the study of communication between persons, and his treatment in this book of language symbols and communication is especially useful to psychiatrists, whom he sees quite specifically as participant observers in the therapeutic process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393001389
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1968
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
825,721
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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