The Psychoanalysis of Organizations

A Psychoanalytic Approach to Behaviour in Groups and Organizations

By Robert De Board

© 1978 – Routledge

176 pages

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Paperback: 9780415051750
pub: 1978-08-10
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About the Book

In print for over twenty years, this classic work takes a wide-ranging overview of the major psychoanalytic theorists and organizational researchers and ends with the writer's own idea about how the two groups work together. Written in plain English, it nevertheless gets across some sophisticated concepts. A valuable read for managers, behavioural scientists, psychoanalysts and counsellors, and interesting for the general reader too.

Table of Contents

Early Studies of Group Behaviour. The Leader - The Influence of Sigmund Freud. Transference and Projection - The Influence of Ferenczi. The Child's World of the Adult - The Contribution of Melanie Klein. Groups and Their Basic Assumptions - The Influence of Wilfred Bion. The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin. T-Groups and the Laboratory Method of Learning. Human Behaviour and General Systems Theory. Organizations as a Defence Against Anxiety. Mental Energy, Anxiety, and Effectiveness.

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