Humor and Psyche: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Humor and Psyche: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

by James W. Barron


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138005341
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A graduate and faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East, James W. Barron, Ph.D., has broad interests in psychoanalytic education. Past president of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA, the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Dr. Barron is editor of the Psychologist Psychoanalyst and coeditor of the volume Interface of Psychoanalysis and Psychology (1992). He maintains a private practice and is an Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

Introduction - James W. Barron
I. Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
1. The Psychoanalytic Struggle to Solve the Mystery of Humor: A Historical Survey - Martin S. Bergmann
2. Humor and Play - Jean Sanville
3. Cracks: On Castration, Death, and Laughter - Barnaby B. Barrett
4. Humor and Its Relation to the Unconscious - James S. Grotstein
II. Therapeutic Process
5. The Delicate Balance Between the Use and Abuse of Humor in the Psychoanalytic Setting - Ronald Baker
6. Humor, the Transitional Space, and the Therapeutic Process - Peter L. Giovacchini
7. Humor Is a Funny Thing: Dimensions of the Therapeutic Relationship - W. W. Meissner
III. Character and Creativity
8. Humor in the Freud-Ferenczi Correspondence - Judith Dupont
9. Winnicott's Laughter - Robert Rodman
10. This Scherzo Is [Not] a Joke - Stuart Feder
Conclusion - James W. Barron

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