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Inside Lives : Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality - Margot Waddell

Inside Lives

Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality

Paperback Published: 31st December 2002
ISBN: 9781855759374
Number Of Pages: 288

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Inside Lives belongs to the heart of the thinking and working of the Tavistock Clinic. Its aim is to bring psychoanalytic theory to life, to make it accessible to a much wider range of readers, both lay and professional, than would normally be familiar with this kind of approach. In the simplest of terms it tells the most complex of stories: the story of the internal development of a person from infancy to old age. In so doing, it reflects and encompasses the generational structure of the clinic as a whole, tracing the interacting influences - between infant, child, adolescent and adult - on the nature and quality of emotional growth and development.This book provides a perspective on the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the nature of human development, which is not currently available in written form. Following the major developmental phases from infancy to old age, the author lucidly explores those vital aspects of experience, which promote mental and emotional growth and those which impede it.

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'A remarkable achievement.'- Edna O'Shaughnessy'...with wisdom and compassion . essential reading for any parent or caregiver.'- Sylvia Ann Hewlett'In straightforward, jargon-free language the author explores, describes and reflects on the vicissitudes of emotional life from within the womb to later adulthood and the final stages of life. writes with great humanity and wisdom, both in vignettes and the analysis of them, creating a work of lasting value.'- Journal of Social Work Practice'The difficulty I have found in reviewing is that it is hard to adequately convey the scope, the richness, depth and literary beauty of this book.'- Journal of Child Psychotherapy

Series editors' preface
Foreword to the second edition
Author's note
An historical note
Introductionp. 1
States of mindp. 5
Beginningsp. 15
Infancy: containment and reveriep. 29
Infancy: defences against painp. 45
Early childhood: weaning and separationp. 61
Latencyp. 81
Models of learningp. 105
The familyp. 123
Puberty and early adolescencep. 139
Mid-adolescence: a clinical examplep. 157
Late adolescence: fictional livesp. 175
The adult worldp. 195
The later yearsp. 217
The last yearsp. 237
Appendixp. 253
Selected bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9781855759374
ISBN-10: 1855759373
Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st December 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2