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Stern, D.N. (1985). The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology. New York: Basic Books.

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Stern, D.N. (1985). The Interpersonal World of the Infant. , 1-294. New York: Basic Books.

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology

Daniel N. Stern


Preface viii
Part I The Questions and their Background 2
Chapter 1 Exploring the Infant's Subjective Experience: A Central Role for the Sense of Self 3
Chapter 2 Perspectives and Approaches to Infancy 13
Part II The Four Senses of Self 36
Chapter 3 The Sense of an Emergent Self 37
Chapter 4 The Sense of a Core Self: I. Self versus Other 69
Chapter 5 The Sense of a Core Self: II. Self with Other 100
Chapter 6 The Sense of a Subjective Self: I. Overview 124
Chapter 7 The Sense of a Subjective Self: II. Affect Attunement 138
Chapter 8 The Sense of a Verbal Self 162
Part III Some Clinical Implications 183
Chapter 9 The “Observed Infant” as Seen with a Clinical Eye 185
Chapter 10 Some Implications for the Theories Behind Therapeutic Reconstructions 231
Chapter 11 Implications for the Therapeutic Process of Reconstructing a Developmental Past 256
Epilogue 275
Bibliography 278


THE PATHS LEADING toward my writing this book have been many and interwoven. When I was a resident in psychiatry and in psychoanalytic training, we were always asked to summarize each case with a psychodynamic formulation, that is, an explanatory historical account of how the patient became the person who walked into your office. The account was to begin as early as possible in the patient's life, to include the preverbal and preoedipal influences operating during infancy. This task was always an agony for me, especially trying to tie

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