The Language of Emotions: Developmental, Psychopathology, and Technique (Margaret S. Mahler)

The Language of Emotions: Developmental, Psychopathology, and Technique (Margaret S. Mahler)

By: Harold P. Blum (editor), Salman Akhtar (editor)Paperback

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This book is about affect-its origins, development, and uses-and how it is viewed in a clinical setting. The authors track and further develop the recent major changes in the understanding of affect. From its roots in childhood development to its cross-cultural aspects, affect remains clinically relevant in issues such as aggression and forgiveness.

About Author

Salman Akhtar, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is author of Broken Structures (1992),Quest for Answers (1995),Inner Torment (1999) andImmigration and Identity (1999). His more than 175 scientific publications also include eighteen edited or co-edited books. Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Award (1995), the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1996), ASPP's Sigmund Freud Award (2000), and the Edith Sabshin Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2000). He has also published five volumes of poetry. Harold P. Blum, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry and supervising and training analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the New York University Medical Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives and has been the editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Blum is the author of more than 115 psychoanalytic papers and several books. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the inaugural Sigourney Awards, Mahler Literature Prize, Heinz Hartman Award, and Sandor Lorand Prize. He has delivered the prestigious Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Heinz Hartman, and A.A. Brill Lectures and has given two plenary addresses to the American Psychoanalytic Association.


Chapter 1 Language of Affect Chapter 2 Affects in Development and Clinical Work-Discussion of Blum's Chapter "Language of Affect" Chapter 3 Cross-Cultural Varieties in Experiencing Affect Chapter 4 Joint Looking, Shared Experiencing, and Verbalizing Affects in the United States and Japan-Discussion of Kitayama's Chapter "Cross-Cultural Varieties in Experiencing Affect" Chapter 5 Separation-Individuation, Object Constancy, and Affect Regulation Chapter 6 The Internal Monster: An Aspect of Hostile Self and Object Constancy-Discussion of Tyson's Chapter "Separation-Individuation, Object Constancy, and Affect Regulation" Chapter 7 Forgiveness: Origins, Development, Psychopathology, and Technical Relevance Chapter 8 Acceptance, Mourning, and the Metabolism of Aggression-Two Discussions of Akhtar's Chapter "Forgiveness" Chapter 9 Observations and Representations of the Earliest Relationship: A View from Separation-Individuation and Attachment Chapter 10 The Intergenerational Legacy-Discussion of Bergman and Fahey's Chapter "Observations and Representations of the Earliest Relationship" Chapter 11 Language and Affect-A Concluding Overview

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765703286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780765703286
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0765703289

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