ERIC Number: ED211193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Course of Life: Psychoanalytic Contributions Toward Understanding Personality Development. Vol. III: Adulthood and the Aging Process.
Greenspan, Stanley I., Ed.; Pollock, George H., Ed.
The volumes that make up "The Course of Life" series represent original contributions from international scientists and clinicians who have produced much current knowledge about the phases of human personality development. The chapters in Volume III discuss adulthood from various perspectives. Contributions cover the continuum of human development from the prenatal phase through old age. Dimensions of normal development as well as the emergence of adaptive and pathologic propensities are discussed for each developmental phase. Topics of some of the papers include the midlife crisis, the nature of adulthood, psychoanalysis and the environment, and pathological conditions such as neurosis, narcissism, psychosis, manic-depressive illness, borderline personality organization, and schizophrenia. Other discussions focus on developmental aspects of aging and appropriate therapeutic approaches to the problems of the elderly. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adults, Aging (Individuals), Depression (Psychology), Developmental Stages, Emotional Problems, Empathy, Environment, Heredity, Maturity (Individuals), Mental Disorders, Midlife Transitions, Neurosis, Personality Development, Psychopathology, Psychosis, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Adelphi, MD. Mental Health Study Center.
Identifiers: Narcissism; Psychoanalytic Theory; Regressive Behavior; Reminiscence
Note: For abstracts to related documents, see PS 012 546-547.