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The Psychological Birth Of The Human Infant Symbiosis And Individuation - Anni Bergman

The Psychological Birth Of The Human Infant Symbiosis And Individuation

Paperback Published: 13th July 2000
ISBN: 9780465095544
Number Of Pages: 336

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The pioneering contribution to infant psychology that gave us separation and individuation documents with standard-setting care the intrapsychic process of a child's emergence from symbiotic fusion with the mother toward affirmation of his own psychological birth. Available for the first time in paperback to a new generation of students and clinicians on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its original publication.

Preface to the 2000 Edition
Preface to the 2000 Edition
Introduction and Historical Review
Separation-Individuation in Perspective
Overviewp. 3
Evolution and Functioning of the Research Settingp. 17
On Human Symbiosis and the Subphases of the Separation-Individuation Process
The Forerunners of the Separation-Individuation Processp. 41
The First Subphase: Differentiation and the Development of the Body Imagep. 52
The Second Subphase: Practicingp. 65
The Third Subphase: Rapproachementp. 76
The Fourth Subphase: Consolidation of Individuality and the Beginnings of Emotional Object Constancyp. 109
Five Children's Subphase Development
Brucep. 124
Donnap. 138
Wendyp. 153
Teddyp. 169
Samp. 185
Summary and Reflections
Variations Within the Subphases with Special Reference to Differentiationp. 197
The Epigenesis of Separation Anxiety, Basic Mood, and Primitive Identityp. 210
Reflections on Core Identity and Self-Boundary Formationp. 220
Some Concluding Remarks about the Significance of the Rapprochement Crisisp. 225
App. A: The Available Datap. 233
App. B: A Research Rationalep. 246
App. C: Some Research Strategiesp. 252
Referencesp. 273
Permissionsp. 288
Glossary of Conceptsp. 289
Author Indexp. 294
Subject Indexp. 296
About the Authorp. 309
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ISBN: 9780465095544
ISBN-10: 0465095542
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th July 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1