"The Psychoanalytic Theories of Development" by Phyllis Tyson

The Psychoanalytic Theories of Development An Integration Phyllis Tyson

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
27 Jan 1993
ISBN:
9780300055108
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
414 pages: 235 x 156mm
Sales territories:
World

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This important new book presents a comprehensive integration of psychoanalytic theories of human development from Freud to the present, showing their implications for the evaluation and treatment of children and adults. Phyllis Tyson and Robert L. Tyson not only review the literature on emotional growth but also provide a developmental theory of their own, one that examines psychosexual development in the context of a number of other simultaneously evolving systems—emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and social—all of which work in relation to one another in a dynamic way.  The authors describe the developmental sequences of these systems and how they coalesce to form the human personality.
 
The Tysons view development as it occurs rather than retrospectively from reconstructions of earlier life experience. They begin by tracing the history of this perspective, describing the developmental process, then critically reviewing psychoanalytic theories of development.  The authors present developmental sequences for psychosexuality, object relations, the sense of self, affect, cognition, the superego, gender identity, and the ego. Throughout they maintain a central and orienting focus on the intrapsychic—on what happens in the mind as it evolves.  In contrast to recent psychoanalytic emphases on interpersonal aspects of early development, they view perceived and felt interpersonal interactions as working in conjunction with innate factors to provide the basis for the internal world.  According to the Tysons, it is the evolution and elaboration of this internal world that is the domain of psychoanalytic theory of development.

"A major and ground-breaking work filling a great void. It sheds new light while making significant original and clinically informed contributions. For anyone interested in how the mind develops, functions, and can run into difficulties, this book is essential."?Joseph Sandler


"The authors provide a comprehensive integration of psychoanalytic theories of human development from Freud to the present, showing their implications for the evaluation and treatment of children and adults."?Bulletin of the Anna Freud Centre


"A comprehensive review of the literature of psychoanalytic theories of emotional growth, from Freud?s work to the present. More importantly, it provides a framework for integrating theories of psychosexual development with the development of emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and social systems."?Biological Abstracts


"The Tysons . . . review a large body of psychoanalytic literature and integrate Freud?s schemas with ideas from ego psychology, Piaget, Spitz, Anna Freud, and von Bertalanffy?s general systems theory. . . . Psychoanalytic Theories of Development is well written and . . . remarkably easy to read. The extensive bibliography, glossary, and index facilitate cross-references and enhance the monograph?s usefulness as a study text."?Varda Peller Backus, m.d., Hospital and Community Psychiatry


"A major contribution. . . . [The authors] strive?successfully for this reader?to integrate psychosexual development, object-relations development, and the development of the sense of self. Their writing is careful and clear. . . . Their scholarship is impressive. In addition to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic candidates, this book will be helpful to those faculty members of psychiatric and psychologic training programs with responsibility for teaching students a developmental perspective."?Jerry M. Lewis, m.d., American Journal of Psychotherapy


"This important new book presents a comprehensive integration of psychoanalytic theories of human development from Freud to the present, showing their implications for the evaluation and treatment of children and adults."?Sigmund Freud House Bulletin


"This book serves to synthesize, organize, and harmonize major psychoanalytic perspectives into a coherent theory about intrapsychic functioning from birth through adolescence. . . . The integrative concepts and ideas of this book deserve attention."?Milfred Dale, Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic


"This volume is an excellent review, from a contemporary Freudian standpoint, of psychoanalytic theories of development. . . . It deserves to be widely read. . . . Essential for good psychiatric libraries, and highly recommended to the individual reader and purchaser."?Mark Berelowitz, British Journal of Psychiatry


"[It] distills the essence of a hundred years of developmental research, skillfully integrating data from multiple sources and identifying areas of continuing uncertainty. [It is] the best available text for the explication of the mainstream psychoanalytic point?or points?of view on the developmental process."?Aaron H. Esman, International Journal of Psychoanalysis


"Both the experienced and novice in psychoanalytic thought will find this volume of great value."?Cecil C. H. knowledge, M.D., Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews


"Well written and, for a theoretical exposition, remarkably easy to read."?Varda Peller Backus, M. D., Hospital and Community Psychiatry


"Fulfills the needs of analytic clinicians and theorists for a careful and accurate assessment of the burgeoning observations of infants and children and their integration into the body of psychoanalytic knowlege. Phyllis and Robert Tyson have accomplished the impossible. . . . A superb book."?Jules Glllenn, M. D., Journal of American Psychological Association


"An ambitious and scholarly attempt to integrate the main psychoanalytic theories of development. . . . An excellent book, essential for good psychiatric libraries, and highly recommended to the individual reader and purchaser."?Mark Berelowitz, British Journal of Psychiatry