ERIC Number: EJ896785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Splitting and Projection: Drawing on Psychodynamics in Educational Psychology Practice
Pellegrini, Dario W.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v26 n3 p251-260 Sep 2010
This paper reflects the author's journey into an area of psychology which is not dominant in Educational Psychology discourse, namely psychodynamic psychology. Two psychodynamic mechanisms, namely splitting and projection are explained, and then the author describes and critiques how these mechanisms have proved useful in his practice. Two case studies are presented to illustrate how a reflective stance guided by psychodynamic concepts was fruitful in analysing and, sometimes, removing emotional obstacles in the author's practice. Finally a hypothesis is formulated to explain the apparent lack of educational psychologists' interest in psychodynamic psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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