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The Self of Psychoanalysis

  • Arnold Goldberg
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)

Abstract

The self has assumed a new popularity, within psycho-analysis as well as in other disciplines. In the former it has given rise to a focus of study called self psychology (Goldberg 1980), which in turn makes claims for certain advantageous positions in both technique and theory. As an expectable counterreaction to these claims, there has been a welcome cry for clarification of the definition and theoretical status of the self-especially one that will delineate the self that is of relevance to psychoanalysis. The following work is an attempt to fashion such a definition and to place it in a developmental perspective.

Keywords

Role Theory Social Person Object Relationship Psychic Structure Psychic System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

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  • Arnold Goldberg

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