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Fantasies of flight

Author: Daniel M Ogilvie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fantasies of Flight invigorates the field of personality psychology by challenging the contemporary academic view that individuals are best studied as carriers of traits. Rather than employing the currently popular strategies of categorizing and comparing individuals according to their manifest traits, Daniel Ogilvie uses a heart-to-heart, case-study approach to understanding human behavior."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Ogilvie
ISBN: 019515746X 9780195157468
OCLC Number: 51566754
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt 1. Flight preparations. Come fly with me. The shape of a discipline. An American Icarus. Henry Murray's personology. All the king's horses and all the king's men. Freud on Da Vinci: the rocky road of psychobiographic investigations --
pt. 2. Lift off. Poor Peter. He played until his mother looked happy. Outside opinions. What can I do to be forever known? Attachment and separation. Life at the intersection. May the force be with you. Carl Jung's search for permanence --
pt. 3. Ground maintenance and theoretical adjustments. Attachment revisited. Stern's outside-in theory of self-development. Damasio's inside-out theory of self-development. What's missing from the picture? --
pt. 4. Variations on a theme. Dumbo. Larry, a lonely long-distance runner. Perry Smith. Tonka and his flying backpack. A lawn chair and a phantom flying saucer. Marc Chagall. The case for case studies. Appendix: Women in flight.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Ogilvie.
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