9780300074352-0300074352-Love Relations: Normality And Pathology

Love Relations: Normality And Pathology

ISBN-13: 9780300074352
ISBN-10: 0300074352
Author: Otto Kernberg
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 220 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300074352
ISBN-10: 0300074352
Author: Otto Kernberg
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 220 pages

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Acknowledged author Otto Kernberg wrote Love Relations: Normality And Pathology comprising 220 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300074352 and 9780300074352. Since then Love Relations: Normality And Pathology textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.80 or rent at the marketplace.

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Dr. Otto Kernberg, the internationally renowned psychoanalytic theorist and clinician, here examines the success and failure of sexual love in couples, from adolescence to old age.

Dr. Kernberg considers the two partners' conscious and unconscious emotional interactions and their unconsciously activated superego interactions. He also suggests that they establish a joint ego ideal as a couple, which plays an important role in the success of the relationship. And because the couple experiences love and sex in the context of the social environment, he studies the nature of relations between the couple and the group.

After describing the biological and psychological determinants and elements of the sexual experience, Dr. Kernberg traces the nature of that experience over time in the light of object relations theory. He shows how the activation of unconscious, internalized object relations from the past triggers the most troubling conflicts and is also responsible for the most exciting aspects of a couple's love life. Throughout, Dr. Kernberg considers both so-called normal and pathological relationships, including the role of narcissism, masochism, and aggression in each. The result is a book that expands the boundaries of our current understanding of love relations.

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