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The Mind of the Child
A Psychoanalytical Study

ISBN 9781138829060
Published March 27, 2017 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1933, the author’s ambition was to depict the child mind as revealed to us by psychoanalysis. It was not intended to teach the technique of psychoanalysis as applied to children or to formulate a methodology of education. The author starts by defining the concepts of psychoanalysis and children from his earlier title, dealing with psychoanalysis in relation to education: fundamental mechanisms; complexes; typical disturbances and methods. In this title he chooses to focus on complexes which he believed was ‘the heart of the matter’. A great opportunity to read an early interpretation of psychoanalysis and its application to children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Child’s Complexes and their Classification  Part 1: Complexes of the Object  1. Cain or Fraternal Rivalry  2. Oedipus and Filial Affection  3. Destruction  4. Display and Mystery  Part 2: Complexes of the Ego  5. Mutilation  6. Diana: Would You Rather Be a Girl or a Boy?  7. Birth  Part 3: Complexes of Attitude  8. Weaning  9. Retreat  Part 4: Relations and Regulations  10. Points of Intersection of the Various Complexes  11. Two Typical Motifs  12. The Super-Ego.  Conclusion: Hints to Educators.  Bibliography.  Index.

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