Learning From Experience

Bion, W. R. 1932. Heinemann. (Reprinted by Karnac, 1989.)

Founding his thinking on certain key ideas of Freud and Klein, Bion develops a conception of the emotional encounter involved in learning from experience. To express his new ideas he coins a terminology of alpha-function, alpha- and beta- elements, reverie, container-contained and L, H, K and -K links.