About this book
This is an important and timely book... (it) presents a powerful indicment of modern psychology, which is in dire need of reconstruction if it is not to fall woefully short of its potential' - Changes 3 Stephen Frosh compares the approaches of psychoanalysis and psychology across a range of issues central to contemporary views of individuals and the forces acting upon them. The book covers apparently 'internal' events - models of mind - and moves through developmental theories to work on gender difference and on racism. He shows how much psychoanalysts can learn from psychologists about clarity of ideas, the complexity and power of cognitive processes, and methodological stringency. Psychologists, however, have more to learn from psychoanalysis' ability to ask questions about personal meanings and subjectivity, questions traditionally outside the scope of academic psychology.
development psychoanalysis psychology