Good Feelings: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Positive Emotions and Attitudes

Good Feelings: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Positive Emotions and Attitudes

by Salman Akhtar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429914317
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/21/2018
Series: International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 516
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Salman Akhtar was born in India and completed his medical and psychiatric education there. Upon arriving in the USA in 1973, he repeated his psychiatric training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then obtained psychoanalytic training from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has authored, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications including books on psychiatry and psychoanalysis and several collections of poetry. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at the InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Salman Akhtar received the Sigourney Award in 2012.

Table of Contents

The International Psychoanalysis Library IPA Publications Committee ix

Acknowledgements xi

About the Editor and Contributors xiii


Psychoanalysis and human goodness: theory Salman Akhtar xxv

Healthy Reserves 1

Chapter 1 Enthusiasm Ralph Greenson 3

Commentary Nicholas Kouretas 23

Chapter 2 Courage Susan Levine 31

Commentary Mary Kay O'Neil 55

Chapter 3 Altruism Beth Seelig Lisa Rosof 63

Commentary Cesar Garza-Guerrero 93

Chapter 4 Faith Michael Eigen 103

Commentary Sergio Lewkowicz 143

Harmonious Relations 151

Chapter 5 Tact Warren Poland 153

Commentary Bien Filet 169

Chapter 6 Love Otto Kernberg 177

Commentary Rainer Krause 203

Chapter 7 Friendship Leo Rangell 213

Commentary Rita Schulman 267

Hopeful Retreats 275

Chapter 8 Humour George Christie 277

Commentary Alessandra Lemma 297

Chapter 9 Creativity Philip Weissman 303

Commentary Hector Juan Fiorini 317

Humane Responses 327

Chapter 10 Resilience Henri Parens 329

Commentary Sverre Varvin 363

Chapter 11 Atonement Irwin Rosen 371

Commentary Ilany Kogan 391

Chapter 12 Forgiveness Salman Akhtar 403

Commentary Peter Fonagy 441


Psychoanalysis and human goodness: technique Salman Akhtar 453

Index 469

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