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ERIC Number: ED084584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 11
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The Problem of Love: A Survey of Theoretical Literature.
Cowell, Catherine R.
Viewing expression of affection as a problem in interpersonal communication, the author surveys psychological theories of affection and hostility. A brief summary of Freud's concepts of "death wish" and "eros" and a thorough consideration of Menninger's approach to re-direction of self-love are included, along with an overview of recent developments in group psychotherapy. Rado's approach to attainment of "affectionate respect," May's approach to the "myth of care," Roger's view of group acceptance as a solution to feelings of estrangement, and Allport's solutions to the individual's problems in reconciling affiliation and autonomy needs are discussed in detail. Neo-Freudian and existentialist schools of psychology, it is noted, promise more positive forms of interpersonal communicative behavior than did the Freudian view, which accepted the predominance of destructive tendencies in human nature. (BLB)
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