Saturday, April 28, 2018

ego-psychologists vs self-psychologists

With traditions back to Mead (1934). The founder of psychoanalytic self-psychology;

 Kohut (1971, 1977) gradually abandoned ego-psychology's ideas in favour of a more socially constituted self, dependent on "mirroring" other self objects. Gullestad (1992) gives an analysis of Kohut's development of the self-concept

socially constituted self, a self that is more changing, many-sided, ambiguous. The self becomes
less unitary, more "diffuse" and open

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