Bindung und mentalisierung beim menschen: Die entwicklung des affektiven selbst

Translated title of the contribution: Attachment and mentalization in humans. The development of the affective self

György Gergely, Zsolt Unoka

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Abstract

After outlining specific features of early mother-child attachment, the authors discuss the question whether secure attachment and specific characteristics of early parental behavior have a functional and causal bearing on the development of mentalization. They adduce empirical and theoretical findings that militate against this idea. Subsequently the authors set out arguments for a social-constructivist view of the emergence of die affective self, in contradistinction to theories of primary «intersubjectivity. ».

Translated title of the contributionAttachment and mentalization in humans. The development of the affective self
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)862-899
Number of pages38
JournalPsyche
Volume65
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Affective self
  • Attachment
  • Mentalization
  • Primary intersubjectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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