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Early Adolescence and the Search for Self: A Developmental Perspective

Early Adolescence and the Search for Self: A Developmental Perspective (Hardback)

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This study achieves a new perspective to this very creative and volatile time of life. The Schaves offer a better and more positive understanding of the developmental tasks of early adolescence and fully describes the states of mind, the struggles of self-differentiation and the coping styles used by this age group to protect against shame. In addition, they provide a systematic approach to treatment strategies, techniques and problem solving with adolescents and their families. This book is a trail-blazer on many grounds...It makes a contribution to the literature on adolescence by offering an entirely new--and clinically highly relevant--explanation to a period of life when rapid changes in psychic organization can turn the tide either toward a wholesome development or toward serious derailments and psychopathology. Anna Ornstein The first book to focus specifically on early adolescence, this study achieves a new perspective to this very creative and volatile time of life. Drawing from their professional experience and their private practices, the authors provide a stimulating integration of self psychology, Piaget's cognitive developmental theory, and affect theory.

They also elaborate on several important ideas presented in the revolutionary book, The Interpersonal World of the Infant by Daniel N. Stern. This book offers a better and more positive understanding of the developmental tasks of early adolescence. The authors consider the adolescent's search for self identity and self esteem, a function of cognitive growth as well as affect attunement and self-differentiation. The cognitive and emotional search for selfhood further results in the development of defense mechanisms. This book provides a completely different perspective for mental health professionals. It fully describes the volatile states of mind, the struggles of self-differentiation and the coping styles used by this age group to protect against shame. In addition, it provides a systematic approach to treatment strategies, techniques and problem solving with adolescents and their families. Mental health professionals as well as parents of early adolescents will find Early Adolescence and the Search for Self a thought provoking study.

The reader is introduced to four main themes developed throughout this book: The primary of affects and affect attunement from infancy through early adolescence; the continued importance of parents in the development of self; The distinct states of mind experienced by early adolescents, and finally; Adolescence as the period of consolidation of cognitive thinking.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychology Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 23/06/1989 ISBN-13: 9780275927653  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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DOUGLAS SCHAVE is a member and has been Division Chief of the Department of Family and Child Psychiatry at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and is also in private practice with Barbara Schave. He is Past President of the Southern California Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and is currently a Candidate at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. BARBARA SCHAVE is in private practice in clinical psychology with Douglas Schave. She is the author of Identity and Intimacy in Twins (Praeger, 1987), and has co-authored two other educational texts.

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