Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Psychopathology
This comprehensive volume provides the groundwork for a clear assessment of the robust heuristic impact that psychoanalytic theory and models can have on a wide array of issues in psychopathology.
In an up-to-date review of the experimental and theoretical literature, eminent authorities examine the psychoanalytic theory, research, and empirical studies related to the following topics: parental representations and psychopathology; narcissism and personality disorders; effects of childhood sexual abuse on personality; antecedents, characteristics, and consequences of schizophrenia; two perspectives on depression; linking depression and bulimia; psychodynamics of spatial experiences.
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Psychopathology is Volume 4 in the series Empirical Studies of Psychoanalytic Theories, which has garnered critical acclaim for maintaining the highest scholarly standards and for presenting the best, most current experimental work inspired by psychoanalytic theories.
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List of Contributors
Introduction: On the Empirical Testing of Psychoanalytic Concepts
—Joseph M. Masling and Robert F. Bornstein
- Parental Representations and Psychopathology: A Critical Review of the Empirical Literature
—Robert F. Bornstein
- The Origins of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Theoretical and Empirical Reformulation
—John S. Auerbach
- Adult Psychopathology Associated With a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
—Michael R. Nash, Timothy L. Hulsey, Mark C. Sexton, Tina L. Harralson, Warren Lambert, and Gregory V. Lynch
- Psychoanalytic Studies on the Experience of Schizophrenia
—Ross Levin and Gary Fireman
- Convergence of Psychoanalytic and Cognitive–Behavioral Theories of Depression: An Empirical Review and New Data on Blatt's and Beck's Models
—Paige Crosby Ouimette and Daniel N. Klein
- The Causal Link Between Depression and Bulimia: Counterposing Two Theories of Mental Development
—Harold B. Gerard, Daniel A. Kupper, and Leanh Nguyen
- Psychodynamics of Spatial Experience: Role in Localization of Somatic Discomfort
—Seymour Fisher and Roger P. Greenberg