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Models of the Mind : A Psychoanalytic Theory - John E. Gedo

Models of the Mind

A Psychoanalytic Theory

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1973
ISBN: 9780226284873
Number Of Pages: 236

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In an effort to expand the clinical theory of psychoanalysis, John E. Gedo and Arnold Goldberg delineate and order the various generally accepted systems of psychological functioning, considered here as "models of the mind." The authors provide a historical review of four major models of the mind: the topographic model, the reflex arc model, the tripartite model, and an object relations model. They then investigate the possible hierarchical interrelationships of such models. Each model is shown to represent a different facet of mental functioning and is thus employable on an ad hoc basis. The models are shown not to cancel on another out but to allow for theoretical complementarity.
Gedo and Goldberg apply their theory to four classic psychoanalytic case studies to demonstrate its effectiveness: Freud's Rat Man, his Wolf Man, the case of Daniel Paul Schreber, and a case of arrested development. For each of these cases the authors show how it would have been both possible and advantageous to apply a variety of different theories as facts about each continued to accumulate.

Introduction and Historical Review
The Problem: Current Clinical Theory in Psychoanalysis
Freud's Clinical Theory of 1900: The Topographic Model
Freud's Clinical Theory of 1923: The Tripartite Model
Freud's Conceptualization of the Unstructured Psyche: The Model of the Reflex Arc
On the Unformulated Segment of Psychoanalytic Theory: The Emerging Psychology of the Self
The Hierarchical Model
Developmental Lines in Interaction
The Hierarchy of Modes of Psychic Functioning
A Demonstration of the Clinical Utilization of the Hierarchical Model
Applications of the Hierarchical Model
Further Applications of the Hierarchical Model
Conclusions and Implications
A Psychoanalytic Nosology and Its Implications for Treatment
Conclusions and Implications for Psychoanalytic Theory
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ISBN: 9780226284873
ISBN-10: 0226284875
Series: Phoenix Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st January 1973
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.3  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Type: New edition