By Peter Fonagy
Winner of the 2003 Gradiva Award and the 2003 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship Arguing for the significance of attachment and emotionality within the constructing human recognition, 4 trendy analysts discover and refine the recommendations of mentalization and impact rules. Their daring, full of life, and inspiring imaginative and prescient for psychoanalytic therapy combines parts of developmental psychology, attachment thought, and psychoanalytic process. Drawing widely on case stories and up to date analytic literature to demonstrate their principles, Fonagy, Gergely, Jurist, and goal supply types of psychotherapy perform that may allow the slow improvement of mentalization and have an effect on law even in sufferers with lengthy histories of violence or overlook.
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As they learn to u n d e r s t a n d other people's behavior better, t h e y become able flexibly to activate t h e representation(s) from t h e s e multiple s e t s t h a t are b e s t suited to respond to particular interpersonal t r a n s a c t i o n s . , Morton a n d Frith 1995) psychology literatures. Reflective functioning or mentalization is t h e active expression of t h i s psychological capacity intimately related to t h e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of t h e self (Fonagy a n d Target 1995, 1996; Target a n d Fonagy 1996).
The p r o c e d u r a l knowledge t h a t it contains is accessible only t h r o u g h performance. It manifests itself only w h e n t h e individual engages in t h e skills a n d operations into w h i c h knowledge is e m b e d d e d . Given t h e s e features, it seems likely thatSthe s c h e m a t i c r e p r e s e n t a t i o n s postulated by a t t a c h m e n t a n d object-relations t h e o r i s t s a r e m o s t usefully cons t r u e d a s p r o c e d u r a l memories, t h e function of w h i c h is to a d a p t social behavior to specific interpersonal contexts.
In b o t h c a s e s t h e infant internalizes t h e caregiver's attitude a n d "this dysynchrony becomes t h e c o n t e n t of t h e experience of t h e s e l f (Crittenden 1994, p. 89). We m a y s p e c u l a t e a s to t h e i m p a c t of s u c h a state of affairs on the development of t h e child's s e n s e of self. We k n o w t h a t avoidant infants r e s p o n d to s e p a r a t i o n with minimal displays of distress while experiencing considerable physiological a r o u s a l (Spangler a n d G r o s s m a n n 1993).
Affect regulation, mentalization, and the development of the self by Peter Fonagy