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1st Edition

On the Early Development of Mind

Edited By

Edward Glover

ISBN 9781412811675
Published December 15, 2009 by Routledge
496 Pages

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Book Description

On the Early Development of Mind by Edward Glover covers a period of thirty years in which he gathered together and annotated his various contributions to this most obscure of all psychoanalytical themes. He approaches mind from various angles, in particular the vicissitudes of the libido, of ego-formation, and of the emotions. The work is offered in chronological order and with unabashed changes to enhance readability.

His clinical studies are orientated from the same angles and he deals, inter alia, with the developmental aspects of normal and disordered character, alcoholism, drug addiction, perversions, obsessional neuroses, and psychoses. Of out standing significance are his papers on the psychoanalytical classification of mental disorders, on the nature of reality sense, and on the 'functional' aspects of the mental apparatus.

Glover was well aware of the dangers of uncontrolled, abstract theorizing, and several of his later essays exhibit an unflinching resolution to apply the strictest scientific standards not only in the regulation of research and the control of technique, but also in the teaching and the training of psychoanalysts. The book represents a remarkable achievement indispensable to the psychoanalytical student, the psychiatrist, and all who wish to ground themselves in the principles and history of psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

I The Significance of the Mouth in Psycho-Analysis
II Notes on Oral Character Formation
III The Neurotic Character
IV Freud's Theory of Inhibition, Symptomformation and Anxiety
V The Etiology of Alcoholism
VI The Psychology of the Psychotherapeutist
VII The 'Screening' Function of Traumatic Memories
VIII Grades of Ego-Differentiation
IX An Introduction to the Study of Psycho-Analytical Theory
X Sublimation, Substitution and Social Anxiety
XI A Psycho-Analytical Approach to the Classification of Mental Disorders
XII On the Etiology of Drug-Addiction
XIII The Relation of Perversion-Formation to the Development of Reality-Sense
XIV Medico-Psychological Aspects of Normality
XV The Application of Psycho-Analytic Principles in Psychiatry
XVI A Developmental Study of the Obsessional Neuroses
XVII Unconscious Functions of Education
XVIII A Note on Idealization
XIX The Psycho-Analysis of Affects
XX The Concept of Dissociation
XXI Psychology and the Public
XXII The Future Development of Psycho-Analysis
XXIII The Position of Psycho-Analysis in Great Britain
XXIV Functional Aspects of the Mental Apparatus
XXV On the Desirability of Isolating a 'Functional' (psychosomatic) Group of Delinquent Disorders
XXVI Research Methods in Psycho-Analysis
XXVII The Indications for Psycho-Analysis
XXVIII The Frontiers of Psycho-Analysis
Appendix. Edward Glover: Bibliography
Index of Authors
Subject Index

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