This online resource presents a modern and psychoanalytically-informed chronological view of how the mind develops from infancy through young adulthood. It is a comprehensive work that integrates analytic theories and concepts with a contemporary systems model of development and draws on scholarly research from neighboring fields.
Table of Contents
- 1 A Psychoanalytic Orientation to Development in the Twenty-First Century
- 2 Infancy: Psychoanalytic Theory, Developmental Research, and the Mother–Child Dyad in the First Year of Life
- 3 Toddlerhood: Separation–Individuation, Rapprochement, and the Forerunners of Superego Development
- 4 The Oedipal Phase and the Oedipal Complex: Developmental Advances and Theoretical Considerations
- 5 Latency: The Era of Learning, Autonomy, and Peer Relationships
- 6 Preadolescence and Early Adolescence: Introduction to the Adolescent Process and the Challenges of Sexual Maturation
- 7 Middle and Late Adolescence: Sex and Gender, Individuation, and Identity in Progression toward the Threshold of Adulthood
- 8 Emerging Adulthood and Contemporary Society: Development in the Third Decade
- 9 Conclusion: Why Study Development?