Bion's paper on psychotic aspects of the mind attacking thinking and reasoning.
Bion's paper a psychoanalytic philosophy of thinking
Internal working models in attachment relationships: Elaborating a central construct in attachment theory (2008)
Overview of "formation, development, function, and intergenerational transmission of internal working models of self and attachment figures"
Adlerian Grad gives overview of Bowen Family Systems and art theory, includes nice overview of BFS itself
Can Romantic love / partnership be viewed through the lens of attachment theory?
Nice summary of working models, and research into working models and retrospective on relationships, "...adults with different working models of attachment are predisposed to think, feel, and behave differently in their relationships"
Transcript / discussion of transference focused therapy
An account is given of attachment theory as a way of conceptualizing the propensity of human beings to make strong affectional bonds to particular others and of explaining the many forms of emotional distress and personality disturbance, including anxiety, anger, depression and emotional detachment, to which unwilling separation and loss give rise. Though it incorporates much psychoanalytic thinking, many of its principles derive from ethology, cognitive psychology and control theory. It conforms to the ordinary criteria of a scientffic discipline.
Hazan and Shaver's seminal paper on Adult Attachment Theory
1926 book by Freud where he presents topological model of the mind, Ego, Id, Death instinct (death drive)
This paper describes a specific psychoanalytic psychotherapy for patients with severe personality disorders, its technical approach and specific research projects establishing empirical evidence supporting its efficacy
Remix of Bowlby's attachment styles pivoted toward adult relationships
Research on terror management theory (TMT) illustrates that following mortality salience (MS) people defend their cultural worldviews and bolster self-esteem to transcend death. Recently, research additionally showed that MS increased self-reports of the number of children desired in Dutch men but not in Dutch women. We conducted three studies to further investigate the role of desire for oVspring in terror management
A conceptual and empirical critique of Kernberg’s influential object relations theory is presented as a case study of the limitations of structural ontological presuppositions in accounting for psychological processes. A summary overview is provided of Kernberg’s systems model, the process of internalization, his developmental stages, and his conception of the borderline personality organization.
The Internal Working Models Concept: What Do We Really Know About the Self in Relation to Others? (2000)
To clarify the working models concept, the authors evaluate the empirical evidence relevant to the content, structure, operation, and stability of working models in adult relationships. They also identify 4 theoretical issues that are critical for clarifying the properties of working model
An analyst has to display all the patience and tolerance and reliability of a mother devoted to her infant, has to recognize the patient’s wishes as needs, has to put aside other interests in order to be available and to be punctual, and objective, and has to seem to want to give what is really only given because of the patient’s needs.
This paper attempts to make some steps towards a wider understanding of projective identification, as well as towards an increased precision of definition in this area.
Suggests that the establishment of an internal object (IO) relationship requires a dual splitting of the ego into a pair of dynamically unconscious suborganizations of personality, one identified with the self and the other with the object in the original early object relationship. The nature of the infant's subjective experience of the early relationship determines how these aspects of ego relate to one another. Since both the self and the object component of the IO are aspects of the ego, each has the capacity to generate experience (e.g., to think, feel, and perceive) semi-autonomously and yet in relation to one another. Resistance is understood as the difficulty a patient has in relinquishing pathological attachments involved in unconscious IO relationships. The author categorizes the types of resistance as being based on (1) the need of the IO not to be changed by the self, (2) the dependency of the IO on the self, and (3) the envy and jealousy of the IO for the self-component of the IO relationship.