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  Self Psychology in Depth - Amy Feld, PsyD
The overstimulated self is predisposed to recurrent states of excessive emotion or excitement as a result of unempathically excessive or phase-inappropriate responses from the selfobjects of childhood (E.S. Wolf, 1988).
The primary psychological task, for self psychology, is the maintenance of the self, and the relationships between the self and selfobject are at the center of development from birth to death (Tolpin, 1986).
Self psychology stresses that transferences are not the client's confusion of the therapist as a parent, but the client's legitimate need for a new selfobject in the present to his needs for structure building (Elson, 1986).
www.dramy.net /self.html   (8807 words)

 What is Self Psychology
Psychoanalytic self psychology is the theoretical school of Heinz Kohut, MD (1913-1981), and provides the theoretical basis for most of the therapeutic benefits of contemporary psychoanalysis.
While rejecting the primary importance of innate Freudian sexual drives in the organization of the human psyche, self psychology was the first major psychoanalytic movement in the United States to recognize the critical role of empathy in explaining human development and psychoanalytic change.
Psychoanalytic self psychology contributes to our understanding of a wide variety of topics in psychology and the social sciences, as well as philosophy, humanities and religion.
www.selfpsychology.org /whatis.htm   (353 words)

 Self (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The self is a key construct in several schools of psychology.
The study of the self involves significant methodological problems, especially concerning consciousness.
A psychological school of thought focused on the self was originally proposed by Heinz Kohut (1913-1981).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Self_(psychology)   (175 words)

 Classics in the History of Psychology -- Calkins (1915)
And because the self is unemphasized in perception and imagination we are unlikely to find it by the modified experimental method which must limit itself mainly to the field of sensational experience.
To infer, for example, that a self must have been present in a previous recognition does not prove that the recognition was a experience of this self; yet only a self thus directly experienced can be dealt with in the psychology of recognition.
The self is accordingly foredoomed to perpetual exile from psychology.
psychclassics.yorku.ca /Calkins/self.htm   (9530 words)

 Self Psychology Psychoanalysis
From a substrate of the fragmented self, the urge to form an organisation is powerfully compelling.
Being threatened in the maintenance of a cohesive self because in early life they were lacking in adequate confirming responses ('mirroring') from the environment, they turned to self-stimulation in order to retain the precarious cohesion of their experiencing and acting self.
The authentic self - the child's own initiatives and his or her wishes to be mirrored and affirmed - is oppressed by an alien self based on the mother's narcissistic desires.
www.selfpsychologypsychoanalysis.org /mollon.shtml   (6172 words)

 Energy Psychology Interactive Self-Help Guide: A Review
In the field of sports psychology, energy psychology methods are being used to improve performance by reducing tension and to embed images of optimal performance into the athlete’s energy system.
As an author of five other books, plus the Energy Psychology Interactive: Rapid Interventions for Lasting Change CD and book (training protocols for psychotherapists to which the Self-Help Guide is keyed), Feinstein has done research, teaching and counseling in the fields of psychotherapy and personal development for the past 30 years.
She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and is trained in a variety of energy psychology modalities.
www.selfgrowth.com /articles/Hoss1.html   (688 words)

 Educational Psychology Interactive: Self-concept and self-esteem
By self, we generally mean the conscious reflection of one's own being or identity, as an object separate from other or from the environment.
Self-esteem is the affective or emotional aspect of self and generally refers to how we feel about or how we value ourselves (one's self-worth).
Seligman's (1996) work on explanatory style suggests that the intervening variable connecting self-esteem and achievement is the student's level of "optimism" or the tendency to see the world as a benevolent (good things will probably happen) or malevolent (bad things will probably happen).
chiron.valdosta.edu /whuitt/col/regsys/self.html   (1196 words)

 The Power of Focus - Improving your Psychology
Psychology self improvement is the basis of all self improvement and personal development.
It's as simple as that and it all starts with a psychology self improvement and a realization that it is you and only you who can and will do it.
Psychology self improvement is an improvement in the way you manage your mindset.
www.selfimprovement-gym.com /psychology_self_improvement.html   (853 words)

 Psychology Courses
Prerequisite: one developmental psychology course or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: One previous psychology course or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.
The purpose of this course is to assist the student to apply the principles of abnormal psychology to specific pathologies common among older adults.
www.nl.edu /academics/cas/las/psychology/psychcoursedesc.cfm   (2831 words)

 Heinz Kohut | Psychology of the Self Online | The International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
This section of Psychology of the Self Online is devoted to a brief study of Heinz Kohut's life, personality, and ideas.
In his 1977 book Restoration of the Self, Kohut notes that in all he had written on the psychology of the self, he had purposely not defined the self, knowing that some would be critical of him for that omission.
· "The Vienesse Chicagoan", by Ernest Wolf, from Heinz Kohut and the Psychology of the Self, by Allen Siegel.
www.psychologyoftheself.com /kohut/index.htm   (819 words)

 A Self-Psychology Approach to Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Nursing Reflection Perspectives in Psychiatric Care ...
According to Bacal and Newman (1990), "self-psychology is ultimately concerned with the state of the self, it embraces an object relations perspective in which the relationship between the self and the self-object is understood to be of central importance for the state of the self" (p.
Kohut (1971) asserts that the development of self is a process that begins at birth and depends on the environment.
Grosch (1994) writes, "As long as the self is imbedded in a social matrix that provides a field of the needed mirroring responses and the needed availability of idealizable values, the self will feel comfortably affirmed in his or her total self with its ambitions and goals" (p.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3804/is_200401/ai_n9390761   (888 words)

 Self Psychology - Interactive Glossary
At it's core, self psychology is psychoanalytic, but there are crucial differences in how the patient-therapist relationship is viewed.
In self psychology, the therapist uses empathy to gain the patient's trust.
Self psychology stresses that individuals need relationships throughout life (relationships that serve to evoke and maintain the integrity and cohesiveness of the self will always be required).
www.findcounseling.com /glossary/self-psychology.html   (327 words)

 Psychology Track : Precollege Programs
Psychology focuses on the 'hows' and 'whys' of human behavior, whether external behavior (actions) or internal acts (thoughts, emotions), or even the underlying biology.
The purpose of this track is to begin a conversation about the self that directly addresses the philosophical dilemma, and, without necessarily resolving it (in other words, learning to live with ambiguity), examines the manner in which the self's dual role as subject and object influence the manner in which people feel, think, and behave.
While his research interests have been somewhat narrowly focused in the domains of impression formation (social psychology) and statistical power (quantitative methodology), more recently he has focused on issues of self and identity, specifically the degree to which identity complexity is influenced by education.
www.nd.edu /~se/program/psychology.shtml   (309 words)

 Self Image Psychology
We consider psychology a science because white coated academicians experimenting with mice, monkeys, or people announce results from time to time, but psychology's assumptions cannot be verified, although they seem to describe the way things are.
Freud touched on self-image psychology with his concept of guilt, it being reasonable to assume 'guilty' people grapple with lowered self esteem.
Self-image psychology, with its mandate of equality, suggests that collective judgments are no more reliable than individual opinion, a reasonable assumption in view of past collective errors.
www.egalite.com /public/chapters/chap_two.html   (2706 words)

 TRISP - Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology, New York City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
During four years of study, candidates acquire a comprehensive understanding of self psychology, intersubjectivity, and relational theory, the approaches that are now in the forefront of psychoanalysis.
It has been in continuous operation since then providing candidates with complete, balanced, and thorough training in self psychology and the theory of intersubjectivity-the approaches that are now in the forefront of psychoanalysis.
Significant discoveries by Heinz Kohut (1913-1981), the founder of self psychology, including the empathic-introspective observational stance and selfobject transferences (mirroring, idealizing, twin and alter ego) have revolutionized psychoanalysis.
www.selfpsychology.com /trisp   (661 words)

 Self Help and Psychology
Summary: This book serves as an introduction to transpersonal psychology and all of its aspects that make it a valuable tool for the human condition in the future.
Transpersonal psychology aims at expanding the field of psychological inquiry to include areas of human experience and behavior associated with extreme health and well-being.
The relationship of their timeless symbols to those rediscovered in dream by contemporary depth psychology is taken as a staring point for interpretation.
www.extension.iastate.edu /hr/subject4.html   (2182 words)

 Gnostic self psychology
Official Psychology contents itself with a rearrangement of the individual's personality so that he (or she) conforms to a reference of normality.
On the contrary, Gnostic Psychology studies man as what he (or she) could become by achieving his (or her) potential.
Revolutionary Psychology provides him (or her) with the guidelines for the complete removal of such factors from his psyche, which is the only alternative for a permanent change.
www.meta-religion.com /Esoterism/Gnosticism/gnostic_self_psychology.htm   (638 words)

 psychology bookstore
Psychology Information Online is constantly expanding to provide you with useful information about psychology, psychological problems and psychological treatment services.
We also offer classic psychology books, written by the experts who have made significant contributions to the development of the field of psychology.
We hope that providing a limited selection of worthwhile psychology and self-help books will make it easier for you to select books that will be useful to you.
www.psychologyinfo.com /bookstore   (503 words)

 Referral Services | IASP - Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology
Self psychology is a branch of psychoanalysis which pays particular attention to a person's need to develop a healthy, vigorous sense of self.
Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts trained in self psychology value an empathetic approach to understanding the emotional truth of a person's own experience.
Self psychological psychoanalytic therapy may be helpful for many troubling issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, difficulty with anger or assertiveness, bereavement, sexual or other behavior disorders, unsatisfactory relationships, or pervasive feelings of unhappiness, isolation, or emptiness.
www.iasptoronto.com /referral.htm   (241 words)

Although psychology certainly does not have an absolute grasp on the self, I believe that current research and theorizing is pointing the way toward what it means to have a self, how the self operates, and the purpose of the self.
You should not propose a study you are have ran or are current running, although it could be a study you plan to run in the future.
Mischel, W., and Morf, C. The self as a psycho-social dynamic processing system: A meta-perspective on a century of the self in psychology.
www.albany.edu /~muraven/psychology_self.htm   (2291 words)

 Maslow's hierarchy of needs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology that Abraham Maslow proposed in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation, which he subsequently extended.
Self actualization is a difficult construct for researchers to operationalize, and this in turn makes it difficult to test Maslow's theory.
While teaching organization psychology in a management program in Shanghai, China in 1981, he observed individuals there and found that their hierarchy of needs differed from Maslow’s Pyramid of Human Needs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs   (2008 words)

 Daily Psychology Self Help Quiz
Self help is not for everyone; if in severe distress or carrying a heavy psychological diagnosis, it is probably NOT for you.
For most of us, however, a dab or a dash of personal growth most every day is the best way for us to improve psychologically.
This quiz is designed to point out some useful, often unknown or unpopular, self improvement paths.
www.psychologyhelp.com /psycholo.shtml   (218 words)

 Sports Psychology
Included is a discussion of winning and the anxiety of separation from an object relations perspective, the dread of success, self psychology, Freudian instinct theory, and the secondary gain that is found in defeat.
Sport and exercise psychology is the scientific study of the psychological factors that are associated with participation and performance in sport, exercise, and other types of physical activity.
Sports Psychology with Karlene Sugarman, M.A. These pages will help explain what Sports Psychology is, tell how to get started in the field, and offer some practical skills to help athletes, professionals, coaches--anyone--achieve peak performance in their endeavors.
www.psychology.org /links/Environment_Behavior_Relationships/Sports   (588 words)

 Self Psychology Psychoanalysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Welcome to the Self Psychology Psychoanalysis website, sponsored by The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
It is committed to the study and advancement of the work of Heinz Kohut, the founder of self psychology, whose work has opened the door to endless discoveries of the mental life of patients.
Kohut's concepts were born out of psychoanalytic treatment, and he was clear that the central focus of self psychology was its attention to the development and analysis of the transferences:
www.selfpsychologypsychoanalysis.org   (341 words)

 social psychology
There are also a variety of faculty both in Psychology and other departments with strong backgrounds and interests in social psychology and related areas.
As a group, the faculty in social psychology focus their experimental research on topics related to the self-concept, self-esteem, prejudice, stereotyping, culture, personality and coping.
Research interests: Cultural psychology, self, social identities, ethnic/racial self-schemas, stereotyping and prejudice, American Indian psychology, and the application of social psychology to health, education, media, and sports.
psychology.arizona.edu /programs/g_each/social.php   (375 words)

 UT Psychology Faculty: Lowell Gaertner
Research statement: I have three research areas, which are frequently intertwined: groups, the self, and violence.
Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 2, 61-79.
Gaertner, L., Insko, C.A. (2001) On the measurement of social orientations in the minimal group paradigm: Norms as moderators of the expression of intergroup bias.
psychology.utk.edu /people/gaertner.html   (660 words)

 Self-confidence - Psychology Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Instead it is often the result of focusing too much on the unrealistic expectations or standards of others, especially parents and society.
Friends' influences can be as powerful or more powerful than those of parents and society in shaping feelings about one's self.
Students in their college years re-examine values and develop their own identities and thus are particularly vulnerable to the influence of friends.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Self-confidence   (1144 words)

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