ERIC Number: EJ829307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Narcissism--An Adolescent Disorder?
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v32 n1 p21-34 Apr 2006
This paper argues that the adolescent process needs to be accorded its own particularity of reference, especially where narcissism is concerned. The paper draws on literary and clinical examples to describe what is termed the "adolescent organisation". In many ways, this organisation reflects post-Kleinian theory of what constitutes narcissistic pathology. Yet the essential fluidity of the organisation, its culture of experiment and self-exploration, its rootedness in transition and, despite all the usually glaring and obvious signs to the contrary, its developmental potential, tell a different story.
Descriptors: Pathology, Adolescents, Self Concept, Personality Traits, Adolescent Development, Clinical Experience, Cognitive Processes, Sexual Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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