Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science: A Multiple Code Theory

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Guilford Press, May 16, 1997 - Psychology - 362 pages
A century ago, Freud demonstrated both the influence of unapprehended thought on our feelings and behaviors, and the power of language to bring about lasting emotional and somatic change. Although Freud's concepts underlie most forms of psychotherapy practiced today, his basic theory of mind - the metapsychology - does not mesh with current scientific view in psychology and related fields. Filling a significant void, this illuminating volume from cognitive scientist and psychoanalytic researcher Wilma Bucci proposes a new model of psychological organization that integrates psychoanalytic theory with the investigation of mental processes. Solidly rooted in current cognitive science, the author's multiple code theory rejuvenates clinical psychoanalysis and lays a strong foundation for ongoing empirical research. A clinically grounded, empirically driven reconceptualization of psychoanalytic theory, this volume will be welcomed by psychoanalytic and psychodynamic practitioners, as well as researchers and students of psychotherapy. It will also be of interest to experimental psychologists and others concerned with the interaction of language, mind, bodily experience, and emotion.
 

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Contents

Bridging the Great Divide
1
SECTION
15
The Metapsychology the Clinical Theory and
31
The Role of Empirical Research
44
Toward a Psychological
57
SECTION
75
Evidence from
98
A New Integration
124
The Referential Cycle
214
The Referential Cycle in Free Association
229
The Referential Cycle in Fantasies and Dreams
243
The Multiple Code Theory and the Metapsychology
264
Empirical Studies of the Analytic Process
275
Notes Concerning the Psychoanalytic Research Agenda
305
LAST WORDS
319
The Tower of Babel
321

The Infants Cognitive and Emotional World
138
Lateralization and Modularity of Function
152
THE MULTIPLE CODE THEORY AND THE REFERENTIAL CYCLE
171
Basic Concepts of the Multiple Code Theory
173
The Emotion Schemas and Their Vicissitudes
195
The Dead Mans Tale
324
References
327
Index
353
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About the author (1997)

Wilma Bucci did her graduate training in clinical and cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics at the University of Michigan and New York University; then joined the faculty of the Psychiatry Department of the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center as a clinical researcher. Since 1983, she has been on the faculty of the Derner Institute, the doctoral clinical psychology program of Adelphi University, where she is now Professor and Director of Research. She is also Vice-President and Scientific Co-Director of the Glass Institute of Basic Psychoanalytic Research, and is on the faculty of the International Psychoanalytical Association Research Training Programme.

She and her husband, Bernard Maskit, who is a mathematician, share five children, with extended family, all of whom have opinions on the issues covered in this book.

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Wilma Bucci, PhD, is Professor and Director of Research at the Derner Institute, the doctoral clinical psychology program of Adelphi University. Vice-President and Scientific Co-Director of the Glass Institute of Basic Psychoanalytic Research, she is also on the faculty of the International Psychoanalytical Association Research Training Programme. Dr. Bucci completed her graduate training in clinical and cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics at the University of Michigan and New York University.

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