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Schore, A.N. (1991). Early Superego Development: The Emergence of Shame and Narcissistic Affect Regulation in the Practicing Period. Psychoanal. Contemp. Thought, 14(2):187-250.

(1991). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 14(2):187-250

Early Superego Development: The Emergence of Shame and Narcissistic Affect Regulation in the Practicing Period

Allan N. Schore, Ph.D.

This paper on developmental superego psychology traces the emergence and functional onset of shame, an inhibitor of hyper-aroused states, in the early separationindividuation phase, specifically from practicing through the beginning of rapprochement (12 to 18 months). A prototypical model of shame is proposed in which the emerging self, in a hyper stimulated, grandiose, narcissistically charged state of heightened arousal, exhibits itself during a reunion with the caregiver. Despite an excited anticipation of a shared affect state with the mother the infant unexpectedly experiences a misattunement, thereby triggering a sudden shock-induced

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