Psychoanalytic self psychology and its conceptual development in light of developmental psychology, attachment theory, and neuroscience.

@article{Hartmann2009PsychoanalyticSP,
  title={Psychoanalytic self psychology and its conceptual development in light of developmental psychology, attachment theory, and neuroscience.},
  author={Hj. Hartmann},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1159},
  pages={
          86-105
        }
}
The chapter starts with a historical overview of the subject of narcissism in psychoanalysis. Some sociophilosophical definitions of narcissism are explained and the connection to self psychology is described. It is especially referred to Honneth's Struggle for Recognition, which is related to the need for selfobject experiences. An outline of different concepts concerning narcissism, especially in the European psychoanalytic tradition, follows and leads to a clearer understanding of Kohut's… CONTINUE READING