Dynamic Psychology

Dynamic psychology is an extremely articulated branch of psychology and is based on psychoanalysis. However, even in the field of psychoanalysis, there are various trends of thought which differ from one another, therefore putting the coherence and unity of this discipline in doubt. These trends of thought have increased considerably, each having its own trademark (post-Freudian, post-Kleinian, post-Kohutian etc...) and each claiming attention and visibility. Are we heading towards a mixture of languages which will simply cause confusion? This book provides an overall picture of the discipline on the basis of its origins and historical development. The authors underline the elements the various schools of thought have in common regardless of the risk of eclecticism and "wars of religion". The book is aimed at readers who wish to adopt a systematic approach even if they already have a good knowledge of the subject and elements of psychoanalysis are part of their everyday life.

Contents: Introduction. - Part One: the Freudian system. I. Freudian thought: constructions and reconstructions. - II. The Freudian model: the basic concepts. - Part Two: The trends of thought. - III The initial debate: K. Abraham, S. Ferenczi, W. Reich, O. Rank. - IV. The Ego psychologists: A. Freud, H. Hartmann, R.A. Spitz, M.S. Mahler. - V. The inside world: Melanie Klein. - VI. The independent psychoanalysts: W.R.D. Fairbairn, D.W. Winnicott, M. Balint. VII. Self psychology: Heinz Kohut - VIII. The models of psychopathology. - Part Three: Further developments. - IX. The origin of thought: Wilfred R. Bion. - X. The concept of field: the Barangers and the Italian notions. - XI. The representational world: Joseph Sandler. - XII. The borderline personality: Otto Kernberg. Part Four: Recent child research. - The affection theory: John Bowlby. - XIV Evolution as a standpoint: Stanley Greenspan. - XV. The development model in psychoanalysis: Daniel Stern. XVI. The multimotivation theory: Joseph D. Lichtenberg. Part Five: The basis of psychoanalytical thought. - XVII. The comparison between various lines of development. Glossary. - Bibliography. - Name index.

Adriana Lis is a professor of Clinical Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of Padua University.

Silvio Stella is a professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Catholic University in Milan.

Giulio Cesare Zavattini is a professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of "La Sapienza" University in Rome.

Parte prima: Il sistema freudiano
1. Il pensiero freudiano: costruzioni e ricostruzioni
2. Il modello freudiano: concetti di base
Parte seconda: Gli orientamenti
3. I primi dibattiti: K. Abraham, S. Ferenczi, W. Reich, O. Rank
4. Gli psicologi dell'Io: A. Freud, H. Hartmann, R.A. Spitz, M.S. Mahler
5. Il mondo interno: Melanie Klein
6. Gli indipendenti: W.R.D. Fairbaim, D.W. Winnicott, M. Balint
7. La psicopatologia del Sé: Heinz Kohut
Parte terza: Ulteriori sviluppi
8. I modelli della psicopatologia
9. La nascita del pensiero: Wilfred R. Bion
10. Il concetto di campo: i Baranger e le elaborazioni italiane
11. Il mondo rappresentazionale: Joseph Sandler
12. La personalità borderline: Otto Kernberg
Parte quarta: La ricerca recente sul bambino
13. La teoria dell'attaccamento: John Bowlby
14. Il punto di vista evolutivo: Stanley Greenspan
15. Il modello di sviluppo in psicoanalisi: Daniel Stern
16. La teoria multimotivazionale: Joseph D. Lichtenberg
Parte quinta: La trama del pensiero psicoanalitico
17. Linee di sviluppo a confronto
Riferimenti bibliografici
Indice dei nomi


book € 38,00
series "Strumenti"
pp. 540, 978-88-15-07098-2
publication year 1999

See also

copertina Psychosomatics: The Balance Between Mind and Body
copertina Stereotypes and Prejudices
copertina Social Psychology
copertina Psychology of Development