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Good Feelings

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780429914317
Genre : Psychology
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This tightly edited volume opens a new vista in psychoanalysis by focusing upon positive and life-enhancing emotions and attitudes. The realms it covers include love, friendship, enthusiasm, courage, tact, resilience, and forgiveness, among others. Seminal papers on these topics have existed but remain scattered throughout the psychoanalytic literature. This book brings them together in a harmonious gestalt. It is more than an anthology, however. Each paper is followed by a freshly written commentary that critically evaluates the paper and brings it in consonance with up-to-date, contemporary psychoanalytic knowledge. Issues of development, adaptation, psychopathology, and analytic technique, as these pertain to the positive dimension of affective experience, are elucidated.The book also deals with the broader and overarching issue of the 'goodness' that accompanies, causes, and is enhanced by the positive emotions in consideration here. Thus the ever-elusive and puzzling issue of psychoanalytic morality finds a place in the discourse, with all its rich and complex theoretical and technical implications. The fact that the contributors to this volume come from all around the globe (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, and the United States) and represent a variety of psychoanalytic cultures adds flux and spice to the optimistic message of the text. Together the voices of these gifted psychoanalysts create an intelligent symphony of wisdom listening to which is not only instructive to the mind but a joy to the senses as well.Contributors: Salman Akhtar, George Christie, Michael Eigen, Bien Filet, Hector Juan Fiorini, Peter Fonagy, Cesar Garza-Guerrero, Ralph Greenson, Otto Kernberg, Ilany Kogan, Nicholas Kouretas, Rainer Krause, Alessandra Lemma, Sergio Lewkowicz, Mary Kay O'Neil, Henri Parens, Warren Poland, Leo Rangell, Irwin Rosen, Lisa Rosof, Rita Schulman, Beth Seelig, Sverre Varvin, Philip Weissman.

A Web Of Sorrow

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9781782205661
Genre : Psychology
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Bringing together the experiences of mistrust, jealousy, lack of love, shamelessness, regret, and despair, this short but far-reaching book elucidates human sorrow in striking sociocultural and clinical details.


Author : Arlene Kramer Richards
ISBN : 098513299X
Genre : Psychology
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Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand accomplishes what it sets out to do, as it brings about deep listening to psychic life arising directly from clinical experience. Readers enter a world of wisdom and creation to discover new thinking about female development, perversion, loneliness, poets and poetry, and psychoanalysis of film. Arlene Kramer Richards revisits her ideas in comments introducing each section in language and personal reflections that fuel desire to read each and every article. In this volume one hears about profound internal life: affects, wishes, and fears. Learning what hurts and how to listen, think, and speak can be brought to daily clinical practice.

The Oxford Handbook Of Organizational Paradox

Author : Wendy K. Smith
ISBN : 9780191069376
Genre : Business & Economics
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The notion of paradox dates back to ancient philosophy, yet only recently have scholars started to explore this idea in organizational phenomena. Two decades ago, a handful of provocative theorists urged researchers to take seriously the study of paradox, and thereby deepen our understanding of plurality, tensions, and contradictions in organizational life. Studies of organizational paradox have grown exponentially over the past two decades, canvassing varied phenomena, methods, and levels of analysis. These studies have explored such tensions as today and tomorrow, global integration and local distinctions, collaboration and competition, self and others, mission and markets. Yet even with both the depth and breadth of interest in organizational paradoxes, key issues around definitions and application remain. This handbook seeks to aid, engage, and fuel the expanding interest in organizational paradox. Contributions to this volume depict how paradox studies inform, and are informed, by other theoretical perspectives, while creating a resource that enables scholars to learn about and apply this lens across varied organizational phenomena. The increasing complexity, volatility, and ambiguity in our world continually surfaces paradoxical dynamics. Thus, this handbook offers insights to scholars across organizational theory.

The Janus Face Of Prenatal Diagnostics

Author : Eve-Marie Engels
ISBN : 9781780494142
Genre : Psychology
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Coping with modern technology in the life sciences (biology and medicine) became a major issue for people living in the Twentieth Century, and continues to be so in the present century. Biotechnology creates new opportunities and possibilities, but also new dangers, risks, and ethical concerns. In this volume, ethical dilemmas in the context of a specific biomedical technology are discussed. Experts in ethics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and medicine jointly investigated a field of prenatal and genetic research that seems particularly challenging: prenatal diagnostics. The new and innovative interdisciplinary dialogue on this topic that is presented in this volume offers a deeper understanding of the ethical dilemmas raised by prenatal and genetic diagnostics, and explores ways to support couples in this extremely difficult situation.In many European countries amniocentesis, for example, is a routine diagnostic tool for women becoming pregnant after the age of thirty-five. In recent decades, enormous progress has been made in diagnosing genetically-based diseases and other serious prenatal abnormalities. Today, we know that a positive prenatal genetic diagnostic creates distress for all women and their partners, and necessitates making the difficult decision as to whether or not to allow the pregnancy to continue. As is demonstrated in this volume through the summaries of interviews with couples, the reactions of women and their partners who are facing this situation can be very different.

Transactional Analysis

Author : Eric Berne
ISBN : 0345302044
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Social Interest

Author : Alfred Adler
ISBN : 1614270821
Genre : Philosophy
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2011 Reprint of 1938 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the Adlerian school of individual psychology. In collaboration with Sigmund Freud and a small group of Freud's colleagues, Adler was among the co-founders of the psychoanalytic movement and a core member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. He was the first major figure to break away from psychoanalysis to form an independent school of psychotherapy and personality theory. In this late work, "Social Interest: A Challenge to Mankind," Adler turns to the subject of metaphysics. He argues his vision of society: "Social feeling means above all a struggle for a communal form that must be thought of as eternally applicable... when humanity has attained its goal of perfection... an ideal society amongst all mankind, the ultimate fulfillment of evolution." This social feeling for Adler is a community feeling whereby one feels he or she belongs with others and has also developed an ecological connection with nature (plants, animals, the crust of this earth) and the cosmos as a whole.

Feminine Psychology

Author : Karen Horney
ISBN : 0393310809
Genre : Psychology
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Based on her clinical observations, a psychoanalyst evaluates the basis of female behavior and refutes Freudian concepts of female psychosexual development

Cultural Politics Of Emotion

Author : Sara Ahmed
ISBN : 9780748691159
Genre : Philosophy
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A bold exploration of the relationship between emotions and politics, through case studies on international terrorism, asylum, migration, reconciliation and reparation. Develops a theory of how emotions work and their effects on our daily lives.

Open Minded

Author : Jonathan Lear
ISBN : 0674455339
Genre : Philosophy
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Explores the relationship between philosophers' and psychoanalysts' attempts to discover how man thinks and perceives himself

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