Human Development 2010

Human Development: From infancy to adulthood
Thursdays: 1:00-2:30
Room: 1705
Course Chair: Dr. Pamela Meersand
Instructors: Drs. Karen Gilmore, Wendy Turchin, Susan Scheftel, Jane Halperin, Jane
Sept. 11
Introduction to development
Mayes, L. 1999. Clocks, Engines, and Quarks; Love, Dreams, and Genes: What makes
development happen? PSC, 54: 169-192. [PEP]
Sept. 18
2. PM
Endowment, development, and dynamics: a modern ego psychological approach
Pine, F. (1994) Some Impressions Regarding Conflict, Defect, And Deficit. Psychoanal.
St. Child, 49:222-240[PEP]
Gilmore, K. 2001. Diagnosis, Dynamics, and Development: Considerations in the
psychoanalytic assessment of AD/HD. Psych. Inq. ,372-390.[PEP]
Oct. 2
3. PM
Parenthood and its Role in Infant Development
Slade, A.& Cohen, L. 1996 Parenting and the remembrance of things past. Infant Mental
Health Journal, 17, pp.217-239..
Winnicott, D. W. (1960) The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship. Int. J. PsychoAnal., 41:585-595[PEP]
Oct. 9
4. PM
Theories of the early relationship: attachment and separation-individuation I
Slade, A. 2000. The development and organization of attachment: implications for
psychoanalysis. JAPA, 48: 1147-1174.[PEP]
Mahler, M. (1972). On the first three subphases of the separation-individuation process.
IJP, 53: 333-338.
Oct. 16
5. PM
Theories of the early relationship: attachment and separation-individuation II
Harpaz-Rotem, I. & Bergman, A. 2006. On an evolving theory of attachment:
rapproachment – theory of a developing mind. PSC, 61: 170-189.
Blum, H.P. 2004. Separation individuation theory and attachment theory. JAPA, 52: 535553.
Oct. 23
6. PM
Sense of self I: separation-individuation and libidinal object constancy
Stern, D. 1985 (Handout – condensed chapters from The Interpersonal World of the
Gergely, G. 2000 Reapproaching Mahler. JAPA, 48: 1197-1228
Oct. 30
7. PM
Sense of self II: gender
Gilmore, K. (1998).Cloacal Anxiety in Female Development. J. Amer. Psychoanal.
Olesker, W. 1990. Sex differences during early separation-individuation process. JAPA,
38: 325-346.
Diamond, M. 2009. Clinical implications of the organizational and activational effects of
hormones. Hormones and Behavior, 55: 621-632.
Nov. 6
8. PM
Early Superego Development I
Yorke, C. 1990 The development and function of the sense of shame. PSC, 45, pp.377409.[PEP]
Furman, E. 1992. Toileting, phallic manifestations, and the investment of the body-ego.
Chapter 7 in, Toddlers and their Mothers: A study in early personality development, by
E. Furman, IUP, pp. 147-175,
Nov. 13
9. PM
Early Superego Development II
Blum, E. and Blum, H. 1990. The Development of Autonomy and Superego Precursors.
Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 71:585-595 (IJP)[PEP]
Milrod, D. 1982 The Wished-For Self Image. Psychoanal. St. Child, 37:95-120[PEP]
Nov. 20
10. PM
Introduction to the Oedipal Phase
Senet, N.V. 2004. A study of preschool childrens linking of genitals and gender. PQ, 73:
Cohen, D, Marans, S, Dahl, K, Marans, W, Lewis, M. (1987). Analytic discussions with
Oedipal children. PSC, 42, 59-83.
Dec. 4
11. PM
Gender, genital experience and identification
Diamond, MJ. 2004. The shaping of masculinity: revisioning boys turning away from
their mothers. IJP, 85: 359-380.
Olesker, Wendy. 1998 Female genital anxieties: views from the nursery and the couch.
PQ, 67: 276-294.
Dec. 11
Oedipal Fantasy : Mental capacities and oedipal configurations
Bettleheim, B. Oedipal Conflicts and Resolutions: The Knight in Shining Armor and the
Damsel in Distress, in The Uses of Enchantment., pp. 111-116.
Mayes, L. and Cohen, D. 1992. The development of a capacity for imagination in early
childhood. Psychoanal. St. Child, 47: 23-47.[PEP]
Dec. 18
13. The oedipal child: case presentation PM & KG
Jan. 8
14. KG
The importance of siblings in oedipal development and fantasy
Sharpe, S. and Rosenblatt, A. 1994. Oedipal Sibling Triangles. JAPA, 42, pp. 491523.[PEP]
Vivona, J. 2007, Sibling differentiation, identity development and the lateral dimension
of psychic life. JAPA, 55, 1191-1215
Jan. 22
15. KG
Family constellation and the oedipal child
Wallerstein, J. & Resnikoff, D (1997). Parental divorce and developmental progression:
an inquiry into their relationship. Int. J. of Psychoan. 78: 135-154.
Brinich, PM (1995). Psychoanalytic perspectives on adoption and ambivalence.
Psychoan. Psychology 12: 181-199.
Jan 29
16. KG
The Superego and Aggression
Mayes, L and Cohen, D. 1993. The social matrix of aggression: enactments and
representations of loving and hating in the first years of life. Psychoan. Study Child , 48:
pp. 145-169.[PEP]
Milrod, D. 2002. The superego: its formation, structure and function, PSC, 57: 131-148
Feb. 5
17. KG
Superego and gender
Westen, D. (1986). The Superego: A Revised Developmental Model. J. Amer. Acad.
Psychoanal., 14:181-202.
Altman, N. (1997). The case of Ronald: Oedipal issues in the treatment of a 7-year-old
boy. Psychoan. Dialogues 7: 725-739.
Feb. 12
18. KG
The Oedipal Complex: What is it?
Loewald, H. 1985. Oedipus complex and development of self. Psychoan.Q.; 54:
Dowling, SA: 2004 A reconsideration of the concept of regression. Psychoanal Study
Child 59:191-210
Feb. 19
19. KG
The importance of the oedipus in mental life and in psychoanalytic theory
Novick, KK and Novick, J. 1994. Postoedipal transformations: Latency, Adolescence and
pathogenesis. JAPA , 42: pp. 143-169.[PEP]
Loewald, H.1979. The waning of the oedipus complex. JAPA, 27: 751-775.[PEP]
Feb. 26
20. KG
Birch, M. 1997. In the land of counterpane: Travels in the realm of play. Psychoanal. St.
Child, Vol. 52; pp.57-75.[PEP]
Gilmore K: 2011.Pretend play and development in early childhood (with implications for
the oedipal phase) J Amer Psychoanal Assn 59 1157-1182
March 5
21. PM, JA
Transition to Latency: neurocognitive and other maturational contributions,
cognitive challenges
Shapiro, T. and Perry, R. 1976. Latency Revisited: The Age Seven plus or minus
one.Psychoanal. St. Child, 31, pp 79-107.[PEP]
Jemerin, JM. 2004. Latency and the capacity to reflect on mental states. PSC, 59: 211239.
March 12
22. PM, JA
Latency proper
Furman, E. 1980. Transference and Externalization in Latency.Psychoanal. Study Child,
Sarnoff, C. 1971. Ego Structure in latency. Psa Q 40: 387-414[PEP]
March 19
23. PM, JA
Latency and the social world
Friedman, R. and Downey, J. 2000. The Psychobiology of Late Childhood: Significance
for psychoanalytic developmental theory and clinical practice. J. Am Ac. Of
Psychoanalysis, 28 (3) 431-448. [Pep]
Knight, R. 2005. The process of attachment and autonomy in latency: a longitudinal
study of 10 children. PSC, 60: 179-210.
March 26
24. PM, JA
Clinical Presentation and Discussion: Latency Child
McCullers, C. 1946. The Member of the Wedding (any edition). **Please begin this
novella and complete by next week
Apr. 2
25. PM and WT
Blos, P. 1979. Preadolescent Drive Organization. In, The Adolescent Passage:
Developmental Issues, by P. Blos, IUP, pp. 105-116.
McCullers, C, 1946. The Member of the Wedding.
April 9
26. WT
Puberty and introduction to the phases of adolescence
Fischer, R. 1991. Pubescence: A Psychoanalytic Study of One Girl's Experience of
Puberty Psychoanal. Inq., 11:457-479[PEP]
Freud, A. 1936. Instinctual anxiety during puberty. In The Psychology of Adolescence:
Essential Readings, ed. A. Esman, pp. 109-121.
Lemma, A. 2010. An order of pure decision: Growing up in a virtual world and the
adolescent’s experience of being-in-a-body. JAPA, 58: 691-714.
Apr 16
27. WT
Early Adolescence
Blos, P. 1967. The second individuation process in adolescence PSC 22: 162-186[PEP]
Erickson, E. Youth, Identity and Crisis, select readings
Apr 23
28. PM, SS
Acting out, action and adolescent development
Blos, P.1967. The concept of acting out in relation to the adolescent process, in The
Adolescent Passage, pp. 254-277
Chused, J. 1990. Neutrality in the analysis of action-prone adolescents. JAPA 38: 679704.[PEP]
Apr 30
29. SS
Adolescent consolidation: superego, character, sexuality and culture
Shapiro, T. 2008, Masturbation, sexuality and adaptation: normalization in adolescence.
JAPA, 56, 123-146
Fonagy, P., 2008, A genuinely developmental theory of sexual enjoyment. JAPA, 56.
May 7
30. JH
Analysis of the Adolescent Experience in the Adult
Blum, H. 1985. Superego formation, adolescent transformation, and the adult neurosis.
JAPA, 33, pp.887-909.[PEP]
Ritvo, S. 1971. Late adolescence: developmental and clinical considerations. PSC 26:
May 14
31. JH
Late Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Eichler, R., 2011. The university as a (potentially) facilitating environment.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 47, 289-316.
Arnett, J.J., 2000. Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the teens through
the twenties. American Psychologist, 55, 469-480.
May 21
32. PM
Do we develop in psychoanalysis?
Mayes, L. and Spence, D. 1994. Understanding Therapeutic Action in the analytic
situation: a second look at the developmental metaphor. JAPA , 42; pp. 789-817.[PEP]
Abrams, S. (1990) The Psychoanalytic Process: The Developmental and the Integrative.
Psychoanal. Q., 59:650-677[PEP]