ego-psychology

ego-psychology

approaches within PSYCHOANALYSIS (see also NEOFREUDIANS) that emphasize the EGO rather than the ID (see I. Craib, 1989). As Craib asserts: ‘If object-relations theory is British psychoanalysis, then ego-psychology is American psychoanalysis’ (see also OBJECT-RELATIONS SCHOOL). Ego-psychology exerted a strong influence on the theory of SOCIALIZATION developed by PARSONS. It is sometimes criticized as ‘an ideological product of American capitalism’, since its primary concern often appears to be a concern with individual adjustment to existing social conditions.
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The main focus of ego-psychology, which is dominant in the United States, and its emphasis on the functions of ego, especially the adaption of the ego to its environment and its associated development (cf.
based ego-psychology (or classical psychoanalysis).
the United States, notably via ego-psychology, but also, in the European
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The modern seemingly autonomous self thinks itself alive in those forms of modern ego-psychology which promise release, while finally returning the ego to accepting the status quo.
He then surveys Freud and post-Freudian contributors to psychoanalytic theory from the object-relations, ego-psychology, and self-psychology schools.