This book is about affect--its origins, development and uses--and how it is viewed in a clinical setting. The authors track and further develop the recent major changes in the understanding of affect. From its roots in childhood development to its cross-cultural aspects, affect remains clinically relevant in issues such as aggression and forgiveness.
List of Contributors:
Harold Blum, M.D., M. Hossein Etezady, M.D., Anni Bergman, Ph.D., Maria Fahey, M.A., Keigo Okonogi, M.D., William M. Singletary, M.D., Salman Akhtar, M.D., Phyllis Tyson, Ph.D., Daniel M. A. Freeman, M.D., Osamu Kitayama, M.D., and Lilo Plaschkes, M.S.W.
About the Editors:
Salman Akhtar, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is author ofBroken Structures (1992),Quest for Answers (1995),Inner Torment (1999) andImmigration and Identity (1999). His more than 175 scientific publications also include eighteen edited or co-edited books. Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Award (1995), the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1996), ASPP's Sigmund Freud Award (2000), and the Edith Sabshin Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2000). He has also published five volumes of poetry.
Harold P. Blum, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Supervising and Training Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the New York University Medical Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives and has been the editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Blum is the author of more than 115 psychoanalytic papers and several books. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the inaugural Sigourney Awards, Mahler Literature Prize, Heinz Hartman Award, and Sandor Lorand Prize. He has delivered the prestigious Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Heinz Hartman, and A.A. Brill Lectures and has given two plenary addresses to the American Psychoanalytic Association.