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Autonomy And Rigid Character / Edition 1

Autonomy And Rigid Character / Edition 1

by David Shapiro
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Beginning with a discussion of the problem of autonomy in dynamic psychiatry and a review of its development from infancy to adolescence, the author of Neurotic Styles explores, with numerous clinical examples, the distortion of the development of autonomy in obsessive-compulsive conditions, in sadism and masochism, and, finally, in paranoia.

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ISBN-13: 9780465005680
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/28/1981
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

David Shapiro, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Graduate Faculty, at the New School. He is the author of Neurotic Styles, Autonomy and Rigid Character, and Psychotherapy of Neurotic Character. He practices psychotherapy in New York City.

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Paul L. Wachtel

"What a sequel [to Neurotic Styles] it is! ...the keeness of Shaapiro's observations and his virtuoso use of language as an analytical tool are, if anything, eeven more impressive."

Philip S. Holzman

"A brilliant continuation of his classicNeurotic Styles. This work, which moves the frontiers of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thinking packed with clinical wisdom, profound implications for a theory of pathology, and sharp, clarifying insights about complex behaviors."

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