The cultural psychology of Kohut's self psychology

Contrary to criticism, Heinz Kohut's self psychology does not support an absorption into self nor a morally neutral response to society. Kohut's psychology of the self and narcissism aims toward an analysis of contemporary Western culture that will restore it. In the process of assisting i...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Randall, Robert L.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [1986]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 1986, Volume: 25, Issue: 2, Pages: 137-141
Further subjects:B Neutral Response
B Contemporary Western Culture
B Western Culture
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Contrary to criticism, Heinz Kohut's self psychology does not support an absorption into self nor a morally neutral response to society. Kohut's psychology of the self and narcissism aims toward an analysis of contemporary Western culture that will restore it. In the process of assisting individuals and culture to recover from the vicissitudes of narcissism, Kohut has introduced a new type of cultural psychology, a "culture of empathy".
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/BF01533243