Psychological Birth of the Human Infant Symbiosis and Individuation Symbiosis and Individuation

ISBN-10: 0465095542

ISBN-13: 9780465095544

Edition: 2000

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This contribution to infant psychology describes separation and individuation. It documents the intrapsychic process of a child's emergence from symbiotic fusion with the mother toward affirmation of his own psychological birth.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface to the 2000 Edition
Preface to the 2000 Edition
Introduction and Historical Review
Separation-Individuation in Perspective
Evolution and Functioning of the Research Setting
On Human Symbiosis and the Subphases of the Separation-Individuation Process
The Forerunners of the Separation-Individuation Process
The First Subphase: Differentiation and the Development of the Body Image
The Second Subphase: Practicing
The Third Subphase: Rapproachement
The Fourth Subphase: Consolidation of Individuality and the Beginnings of Emotional Object Constancy
Five Children's Subphase Development
Summary and Reflections
Variations Within the Subphases with Special Reference to Differentiation
The Epigenesis of Separation Anxiety, Basic Mood, and Primitive Identity
Reflections on Core Identity and Self-Boundary Formation
Some Concluding Remarks about the Significance of the Rapprochement Crisis
App. A: The Available Data
App. B: A Research Rationale
App. C: Some Research Strategies
Glossary of Concepts
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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