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Polansky, Norman A. 1918-2002

Overview
Works: 37 works in 203 publications in 4 languages and 5,594 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman A Polansky
Damaged parents, an anatomy of child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work research : methods for the helping professions by Norman A Polansky( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of futility by Norman A Polansky( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Work Research by Norman A Polansky( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated ego psychology by Norman A Polansky( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ego psychology is the aspect of psychoanalytic theory concerned with how people adapt to the demands and possibilities of their worlds in accordance with their inner requirements. All substantial theories of personality refer to adaptation, but there are several features special to ego psychology. It offers by far the most elaborate picture of the adaptive apparatus and of the varied devices humans have for negotiating among their drives and their life situations. More than any other theory of psychology, it emphasizes the complicated transactions that go on in people's minds, of which many are outside conscious awareness. Norman A. Polansky argues that we must be disciplined enough to commit ourselves to one consistent line of theory if we are to harness reasoning to go beyond what we can directly observe.Few who are, or aspire to be, caseworkers, therapists or counselors come to this book innocent of all the ideas contained herein. Much will seem familiar from previous training and from experiences with people. Moreover, many Freudian terms have been adopted into the working vocabularies of all educated people. Words like instinctual drive, defense mechanism, anxiety, guilt, conflict, unconscious, and the like, are used all the time in estimating each other. One task of Integrated Ego Psychology is defining such terms with precise meanings, as well as showing the logical connections among them.Psychoanalytic theory has envolved for about a century, and some "grand simplicities" have finally emerged. This book, for practitioners, indicates the need for a theory to guide work if we are to help people effectively. The theory must be elaborate enough to cover a very wide range of human activity and it must meet certain other standards as well
Ego psychology and communication; theory for the interview by Norman A Polansky( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Scientific Method and Ego Psychology -- The Role of Theory -- The Rule of Parsimony -- Scientists are Human -- Functions of the Ego -- General Plan of the Book -- REFERENCES -- 2. Symptom and Defense -- The Function of Defense -- The Mechanisms of Defense -- When Is a Symptom? -- Implications of the Conception of Defense -- Layers of Defense -- REFERENCES -- 3. Resilience and Energy in the Personality -- The Case of the Rejected Suitor -- Ego Strength and Psychic Energy -- The Loss of Psychic Energy in Conflict and Defense -- The Invasion of Ego Functions by Neurosis -- The Synthetic Function of the Ego -- Looseness of Ego Boundaries -- External Supports Against Looseness -- Protections Against Becoming Overwhelmed -- Coping Mechanisms -- REFERENCES -- 4. Character as Personality Structure -- Structure -- A Traditional Characterology -- The Oral Character -- The Anal Character -- The Obsessive-Compulsive Personality -- Limitations in the Concept of Character -- REFERENCES -- 5. Familiar Character Formations -- The Hysteric -- Mixed Marriage -- The Paranoid Character -- The Depressive Character -- Infantile Personalities -- REFERENCES -- 6. The Theory of Object Relations -- Some Common Phenomena -- A Developmental View -- Separation Anxiety -- The Paranoid Position -- REFERENCES -- 7. The Pursuit and Dread of Love -- Dilemma for Our Time -- Encounter -- The Schizoid Personality -- Distance Maneuvers -- The Delusion of Fusion -- REFERENCES -- 8. Verbal Accessibility -- Accessibility to Treatment -- Conceptual Definition -- The Clinical Significance of Verbal Accessibility -- Verbal Accessibility in Ego Development -- Verbal Accessibility: Cause or Effect? -- REFERENCES -- 9. Verbal Accessibility and Character Structure -- Stability in Time
Child neglect: understanding and reaching the parent by Norman A Polansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child neglect : an annotated bibliography by Norman A Polansky( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 150 references to books and journal articles dealing with prevention, identification, causes, treatment, and results of child neglect. Intended for professional personnel concerned with child neglect. Arranged accordingly. No index
Child neglect, mobilizing services by Carolyn Hally( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of neglect : a survey of the state of knowledge of child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrieval from limbo: the intermediary group treatment of inaccessible children by Grace Ganter( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating loneliness in child protection by Norman A Polansky( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness and isolation in child neglect by Norman A Polansky( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solitude et isolement des mères négligentes by Norman A Polansky( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness and the neglect of children by Norman A Polansky( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On loneliness : a program for social work by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child neglect : understanding and reaching the parent a guide for child welfare workers by Norman A Polansky( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child neglect : state of knowledge by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbal accessibility and fusion fantasy in a mountain county by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of verbal accessibility by Norman A Polansky( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social work research : methods for the helping professions Social Work Research
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Alternative Names
Polansky, N. A.

Polansky, N. A. 1918-

Polansky, N. A. (Norman A.), 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman A.

Polansky, Norman A., 1918-

Polansky, Norman Albert 1918-2002

Polansky, Norman Alburt 1918-

Languages
English (169)

Spanish (6)

French (3)

Italian (1)