Playing and Reality

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Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - Psychology - 240 pages
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What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins at an ever-younger age, Winnicott's classic text is a more urgent and topical read than ever before.
 

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Contents

1 TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS AND TRANSITIONAL PHENOMENA
1
A casehistory describing a Primary Dissociation
35
A theoretical statement
51
Creative activity and the search for the self
71
5 CREATIVITY AND ITS ORIGINS
87
6 THE USE OF AN OBJECT AND RELATING THROUGH IDENTIFICATIONS
115
7 THE LOCATION OF CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
128
8 THE PLACE WHERE WE LIVE
140
9 MIRRORROLE OF MOTHER AND FAMILY IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
149
10 INTERRELATING APART FROM INSTINCTUAL DRIVE AND IN TERMS OF CROSSIDENTIFICATIONS
160
11 CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS OF ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
186
TAILPIECE
204
REFERENCES
205
INDEX
209
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