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Playing Pygmalion : how people create one another

Author: Ruthellen Josselson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Jason Aronson, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We create the characters that people our lives. Although others appear to us to be who they just are, there are complicated unconscious psychological processes that lead us to experience people in ways that we ourselves construct. This book analyzes how four pairs of people, central in each other's lives, create one another. It demonstrates how each of us is like a theater director, casting others into roles on our  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruthellen Josselson
ISBN: 9780765704870 0765704870 9780765704887 0765704889
OCLC Number: 82673580
Description: xiii, 151 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating one another --
Recreating the other in memory --
You are what I can't bear in myself: Donna and Roberta --
No feelings allowed on the stage: Mark and Joan --
"A daughter is a daughter": Mary and Lavinia --
Secure knots: Tom and Kathy --
Pygmalion and Galatea.
Responsibility: Ruthellen Josselson.
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Analyzes how four pairs of people, central in each other's lives, create one another. This book demonstrates how each of us is like a theater director, casting others into roles on our stage, even as  Read more...

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With astonishing lucidity and compassion, this insightful and engrossing book is a must-read for people who want to understand how people create their own reality in relationships. In clear, Read more...

 
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