The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Interpersonal World of the Infant

A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology, 1st Edition

By Daniel N. Stern

Routledge

352 pages

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Description

This book attempts to create a dialogue between the infant as revealed by the experimental approach and as clinically reconstructed, in the service of resolving the contradiction between theory and reality. It describes the several ways that organization can form in the infant's mind.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction to the Paperback Edition -- The Questions and Their Background -- Exploring the Infant's Subjective Experience: A Central Role for the Sense of Self -- Perspectives and Approaches to Infancy -- The Four Senses of Self -- The Sense of an Emergent Self -- The Sense of a Core Self: I. Self versus Other -- The Sense of a Core Self: II. Self with Other -- The Sense of a Subjective Self: I. Overview -- The Sense of a Subjective Self: II. Affect Attunement -- The Sense of a Verbal Self -- Some Clinical Implications -- The “Observed Infant” as Seen with a Clinical Eye -- Some Implications for the Theories Behind Therapeutic Reconstructions -- Implications for the Therapeutic Process of Reconstructing a Developmental Past -- Epilogue

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health