The Psycho-Analysis of Children

The Psycho-Analysis of Children (1932) (The Writings of Melanie Klein, Volume 2)

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Demonstrates Melanie Klein’s pioneering work in devising the play technique of child analysis, and in developing new ideas that throw light on the roots of child and adult neuroses and psychoses.

Contents:

Part I: The Technique of Child Analysis

  • The Psychological Foundations of Child Analysis
  • The Technique of Early Analysis
  • An Obsessional Neurosis in a Six-Year-Old Girl
  • The Technique of Analysis in the Latency Period
  • The Technique of Analysis in Puberty
  • Neurosis in Children
  • The Sexual Activities of Children

Part II: Early Anxiety-Situations and their Effect on the Development of the Child

  • Early Stages of the Oedipus Conflict
  • The Relations Between Obsessional Neurosis and the Early Stages of the Super-Ego
  • The Significance of Early Anxiety-Situations in the Development of the Ego
  • The Effects of Early Anxiety-Situations on the Sexual Development of the Girl
  • The Effects of Early Anxiety-Situations on the Sexual Development of the Boy

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Published in Chinese (Beijing World Publishing Corporation), Finnish (Therapeia), French (Presses Universitaires),German (Frommann-Holzboog), Greek (Paschalidis), Hebrew (Bookworm), Italian (Giunti), Japanese (Seishin Shobo), Korean (Saemulgyul), Polish (GWP), Portuguese (Imago in Brazil), Romanian (Trei), Russian (Piter Press), Spanish (Espasa Libros in Spain and Paidos in Argentina), Turkish (Pinhan Yayincilik).