Boundaries in the Mind: A New Psychology of Personality

3.56 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780465007394: Boundaries in the Mind: A New Psychology of Personality
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
From Kirkus Reviews:

Hartmann (Psychiatry/Tufts Univ. School of Medicine; The Functions of Sleep, 1973) writes accessibly and persuasively about ``boundaries''--his way of conceptualizing the mind. Hartmann makes a strong and eloquent case for the validity of boundaries as a psychological tool. In the course of his extensive studies on nightmares, he tells us, he encountered many aspects of subjects' lives that couldn't be explained--a quandary that led him to conceive of ``thick'' and ``thin boundaries,'' and, ultimately, to develop his ``Boundary Questionnaire,'' reproduced here. The result is a ``mental map,'' deriving its terms from common sense and experience as well as from classical psychology and psychoanalysis. Boundaries pervade our lives, Hartmann says, informing every detail of the way we exist in both waking and sleeping states--determining how ``open'' we are to experiences both inner (issues of self) and outer (relationships of all kinds). While Hartmann draws on extremes of ``thick'' and ``thin'' to make his points, most of us fall somewhere in between. He claims no definitive answers to the ``nature versus nurture'' question, but boundaries do appear to change in reaction to environmental factors, though not always in adaptive ways. The author concludes by pointing to the practical clinical value of boundaries in psychotherapy (individual, couple, and group) and psychopathology, as well as indirectly in the treatment of many medical and psychological conditions. It's a concept with much potential for the ongoing study of personality, the mind, and the organization of the brain. Never reductive, Hartmann sketches an insightful map of the mind that may prove of use to professionals and laypersons alike in the endless quest ``to know ourselves.'' -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hartmann, Ernest
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465007392 ISBN 13: 9780465007394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0465007392

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hartmann, Ernest
Published by Basic Books
ISBN 10: 0465007392 ISBN 13: 9780465007394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0465007392 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0173162

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ernest Hartmann
Published by Harpercollins Publisher (1992)
ISBN 10: 0465007392 ISBN 13: 9780465007394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Publisher, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465007392

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ernest Hartmann
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465007392 ISBN 13: 9780465007394
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0465007392

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 90.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds