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Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality

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First published in 1952, W.R.D. Fairbairn's Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality re-oriented psychoanalysis by centering human development on the infant's innate need for relationships, describing the process of splitting and the internal dynamic relationship between ego and object. His elegant theory is still a vital framework of psychoanalytic theory and practice, i ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 28th 1994 by Routledge (first published December 1952)
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Mawr
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as it is an evolution beyond the limitations of Freudian psychoanalysis. Fairbairn rejects Freud's drive theory, replacing the drive for pleasure (or death) with a drive to have and maintain relationships, hence Fairbairn's importance in the development of object relations theory.

Fairbairn replaces the model of the id, the ego, and the superego with, respectively, the 'libidinal ego/exciting object', the 'central ego', and the 'internal saboteur/rejecting object'
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Jan 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ако човек надмогне ужасяващата изтънченост на неговия изказ, която прави английския му почти непроследим като смисъл, ще открие, че зад изреченията се крие смисъл. И то смисъл, който не се покорява на авторитети с лека ръка, а се преборва с всяко изречение, с всяка теза. И ги приема. Ако не ги е оборил.
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