The Dynamics of Human Aggression

Theoretical Foundations, Clinical Applications

By Ana-Maria Rizzuto, W.W. Meissner, Dan H. Buie

© 2004 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

This book seeks to resolve an issue that has divided psychoanalysts and other scholars of aggression for decades, namely the nature of aggression. The work expands and unifies the Freudian drive-based explanation of aggression into contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice and brings Freudian theory into the 21st Century.

Table of Contents


Section I: Toward a New View of Aggression in Analysis

1. Aggression in Psychoanalysis: Paradigm Shift from Drive to Motivational Theory

2. Other Theories

3. A Case of Aggression in Analysis: I Always Hurt the One I Love--and Like It

Section II: Theoretical Perspectives

4. The Agent of Aggressive Action

5. Aggression as Motivation

6. Affects and Aggression

7. Developmental Perspectives on Aggression

Section III: Clinical Perspectives

8. Aggression in Phobic States

9. The Role of Aggression in Sadomasochism

10. Aggression in the Analysis of Male Hysteria

11. Intensive Psychotherapy of Aggression in a Borderline Personality

12. Aggression in the Analytic Process: Technical Considerations


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis