The place of psychodynamic theory in developmental psychopathology.

  title={The place of psychodynamic theory in developmental psychopathology.},
  author={Peter Fonagy and Mary Target},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={12 3},
Psychoanalysis ushered in this century. Will its influence on developmental psychopathology end in the next? The paper explores some critical obstacles in the way of psychodynamic research, including the fragmentation of psychoanalytic theory. the relative independence of theory from its clinical and empirical base, the predominance of inductive scientific logic, the polymorphous use of terms, the privacy of clinical data, the dominance of the reconstructionist stance, and the isolation of… CONTINUE READING


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