Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To search only within a publication time period…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Looking for articles in a specific time period? You can refine your search by using the Year feature in the Search Section. This tool could be useful for studying the impact of historical events on psychoanalytic theories.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Wolf, E.S. (1992). Self, Symptoms and Psychotherapy: By N. Cheshire and H. Thomä. New York: Wiley, 1987, 300 pp., $79.95.. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 40:877-880.

(1992). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 40:877-880

Self, Symptoms and Psychotherapy: By N. Cheshire and H. Thomä. New York: Wiley, 1987, 300 pp., $79.95.

Review by:
Ernest S. Wolf, M.D.

This volume is the fourth in the series, "Methods in Psychotherapy." It represents a collection of views on a single topic, the self, by a group of British, continental European and American psychologists. Six chapters deal with theoretical issues while the remaining five focus on empirical studies and treatment. The majority of these chapters were authored by the editors. A wide range of theoretical views and different empirical methodologies are introduced with, however, the intent to demonstrate that all of these can be used to examine and illuminate basic psychodynamic notions. Indeed, a facilitation of a rapprochement between cognitive-empirical and the psychodynamic approaches is a prime goal of the editors. Placing themselves firmly within the positivistic frame, they insist that psychoanalytic hypotheses and assumptions be tested empirically, and, unlike many of their colleagues, they believe that is now possible by presenting observations and arguments drawn from both clinical-therapeutic and experimental-psychometric situations. They attempt to show that modern psychoanalytic theories of the self are no longer at odds with concepts originating in social psychology, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.