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Johnson shows how basic life issues underlie the severepathology of personality disorder, the nagging symptoms ofneurosis, and the more functional coping and adaptation ofthe character styles. Johnson's dimensional model capturesthe complexity of the human personality, while allowing forvariability not seen in categorical systems such as DSM-IV.His descriptive names of the character styles not only linkchildhood experiences to later personality and psychopathologybut also put flesh and bones on psychiatric diagnosis.
A Theory of Character Formation
A Characterological-Developmental Theory
Characterological Issues of Attachment and Bonding
Characterological Issues of Self-Development
Characterological Issues of the Self in the System
The Hated Child: The Schizoid Experience
The Abandoned Child: The Symbiotic Withdrawal
The Owned Child: The Symbiotic Character
The Used Child: The Narcissistic Experience
The Defeated Child: Social Masochism and the Patterns of Self-Defeat
The Exploited Child: Hysterical Defenses and the Histrionic Personality
The Disciplined Child: The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality
A. Psychoanalytic Developmental Concepts: A Selected Glossary
B. Therapeutic Objectives for Each Character Structure
C. Content Research on Hysterical Personality
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ISBN: 9780393701715 ISBN-10: 0393701719 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 17th May 1994 Publisher: WW Norton & Co Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1