The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development

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Karnac and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1990 - Psychology - 295 pages
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Dr Winnicott explores the idea that mental health disorders relate to failures of development in infancy. Without denying the importance of inheritance, he has developed the theory that schizophrenic illness shows up as the negative of processes that can be traced in detail as the positive processes of maturation in infancy and early childhood.

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One of Winnicott's best works. Very interesting and relevant essays on the ability to be alone, ability to be with other people, the ability to be quiet and others.

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The Environment and maturational process is one of the best books Winnictt. In this unique book, he presents and advances in some of his ideas on the theory of emotional development, some clinics and some other ideas about psychiatric disorders. Read full review

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