Organisations, Anxiety and Defence: Towards a Psychoanalytic Social Psychology

Author(s) : R.D. Hinshelwood, Author(s) : Marco Chiesa

Organisations, Anxiety and Defence: Towards a Psychoanalytic Social Psychology

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Psychoanalysis has been applied to the understanding of social groups, organisations and cultures for a very long time, and there have been many different approaches. This book brings together the contributions to a field which could be called 'psychoanalytic social psychology', from a wide-ranging group of authors. It introduces the conceptual map of psychoanalytic ideas on social groups that have been formed internationally, including contributions from Europe, the Americas and Britain. 200 pages.

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Psychoanalysis has been applied to the understanding of social groups, organisations and cultures for a very long time, and there have been many different approaches. This book brings together the contributions to a field which could be called "psychoanalytic social psychology". The substantial introductory chapters by the editors describe a conceptual map of psychoanalytic ideas on social groups that have been formed around the world. These introduce eight chapters from eminent authors from Europe, the Americas and the UK.

"This is an absorning and important book, important to both students of society and its institutions but important also to psychoanalysts, not only to those who work in healthcare institutions but also to those other psychoanalysts who confine themselves to work with individual patients in consulting rooms. The interst of this last group in institutions and society is usually confined to puzzlement over the strange antics of their professional societies, but perhaps Hinshelwood and Chiesa will persuade them into other pastures." - Elizabeth Spillius

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R.D. Hinshelwood is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and currently holds the post of Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and previously was Clinical Director of the Cassel Hospital in Richmond. He is a past Chair of the Association of Therapeutic Communities. Professor Hinshelwood has written extensively on psychoanalysis and founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 and the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 1984.

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