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The Wisdom of the Ego

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PAPERBACK

$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674953734

Publication Date: 07/21/1998

Short

408 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 tables, 5 figures

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. Why Praise the Human Ego?
  • 2. A Matter of Definition
  • 3. Self-Deceptions of Everyday Life
  • 4. Necessary Questions
  • 5. How Can We Prove That Defenses Exist?
  • 6. The Ego and Adult Development
  • 7. Life Histories
  • 8. The Ego and Creativity
  • 9. Sylvia Plath: Creativity and Psychotic Defenses
  • 10. Anna Freud: Mature Defenses
  • 11. Eugene O’Neill: The Maturation of Defenses
  • 12. Disadvantage, Resilience, and Mature Defenses
  • 13. How Does the Ego Mature?
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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