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Vaillant, George E. 1934-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 183 publications in 9 languages and 11,109 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Life skills guides  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RC565, 305.260973
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Most widely held works about George E Vaillant
 
Most widely held works by George E Vaillant
Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development by George E Vaillant( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues "that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life"--Back cover
Adaptation to Life by George E Vaillant( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vervolg-onderzoek op de Grant-studie uit 1939-1942, die destijds van een groep gezonde en veelbelovende studenten jarenlang onderzocht hoe zij zich verder ontwikkelden. Vaillant onderzocht 40 jaar later dezelfde groep weer, en analyseerde welke 'adaptive mechanisms' veroorzaken dat sommigen succesvol worden en anderen niet, in vergelijkbare omstandigheden
The natural history of alcoholism by George E Vaillant( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcoholism is a disorder of enormous scope and destructive power that affects a third of all American families. Yet, despite extensive research, there are few uncontested answers to fundamental questions about this devastating disorder. Based on an evaluation of more than 600 individuals followed for over 40 years, George Vaillant's monumental study offers new and authoritative answers to all of these questions
Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study by George E Vaillant( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before. Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classic Adaptation to Life reported on the men's lives up to age 55 and helped us understand adult maturation. Now George Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement. Reporting on all aspects of male life, including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies, and alcohol use (its abuse being by far the greatest disruptor of health and happiness for the study's subjects), Triumphs of Experience shares a number of surprising findings. For example, the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa. While the study confirms that recovery from a lousy childhood is possible, memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength. Marriages bring much more contentment after age 70, and physical aging after 80 is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age 50. The credit for growing old with grace and vitality, it seems, goes more to ourselves than to our stellar genetic makeup. - Publisher
The wisdom of the ego by George E Vaillant( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something horrible happens, and our minds play tricks on us, tell us that it never happened, occurred differently than it did, isn't quite what it seems. Such trickery, George Vaillant tells us, is actually healthy. What's more, it can reveal the mind at its most creative and mature, soothing and protecting us in the face of unbearable reality, managing the unmanageable, ordering disorder. In The Wisdom of the Ego, Vaillant, one of America's preeminent psychiatrists, gives us an exhilarating look at how the mind's defenses work, and at how they evolve and change, and so, change us. Freud tells us that the first five years of life constitute destiny. If this were so, Vaillant asks, then how could so many deeply troubled youths become well-adjusted, productive adults? Drawing on the Study of Adult Development, based at Harvard University, this book takes us into the lives of such individuals - thriving men and women who suffered grievous disadvantages and abuses during childhood - to show us that the mind's remarkable defenses develop well into adulthood, that the maladjustments of adolescence can evolve into the virtues of maturity. In one fascinating case after another, he introduces us to middle-aged men and women learning how to love, to make meaning, to reorder chaos. Because creativity is so intrinsic to this alchemy of the ego, Vaillant mingles these life studies with psychobiographies of famous artists and others. We meet Florence Nightingale, the intractable hypochondriac and hopeless dreamer who, at the age of thirty-one, wrote in her diary, "I see nothing desirable but death," and we watch as she transforms her anguish into altruism, her hapless fantasies into fantastic success. In the tormented life of Sylvia Plath, we see psychosis as not only a defect but also an effort at repair, her poetry as an extraordinary illustration of the adaptive process. We witness the mature working of the mind's defenses in the career of Anna Freud, their greatest elucidator. And we see the wisdom of the ego at work as Eugene O'Neill evolves from self-destructive youth to creator of great art. In these compelling portraits of obscure and famous lives, Vaillant charts the evolution of the ego's defenses, from the psychopathic to the sublime, and from the mundane to the most ingenious. An account of the boundless psychological resilience of adult development, The Wisdom of the Ego is a brilliant summation of the mind's amazing power to fashion creative victories out of life's would-be defeats
The natural history of alcoholism revisited by George E Vaillant( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual evolution : a scientific defense of faith by George E Vaillant( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-disciplinary study of the nature of faith and its influence on history and society explores the biological origins and natural evolutions of human spiritual behavior, analyzing the important distinction between spirituality and religion
Ego mechanisms of defense : a guide for clinicans and researchers by George E Vaillant( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not since Anna Freud's 1937 book, The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense, has anyone explored defense mechanisms as fully as Dr. George E. Vaillant has in this volume. "No mental status or clinical formulation is complete," writes Vaillant, "without an effort to identify a patient's dominant defense mechanisms."" "Psychodynamic clinicians have long recognized the importance of exploring defense mechanisms in assessing normal and pathological personality functioning. In recent years the availability of prospective longitudinal studies of adult development and videotapes of clinical interactions, as well as cognitive psychology's role in linking neuroscience with psychoanalysis, has made possible the empirical study of defense mechanisms." "This volume, with contributions by interdisciplinary researchers, lays the groundwork for future research by summarizing empirical studies to date, proposing a universal language of defense mechanisms, and demonstrating how various assessment methods can be used in diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment. Dr. Vaillant and colleagues leave no stone unturned in their evaluation of such assessment methods as videotaped interviewing, written transcripts, autobiographical statements, self-reporting, psychological tests, the Q-sort methodology, and combinations thereof." "An opening section on clinical applications reaches back to Sigmund Freud's discovery of individual defenses, tracing the evolution of their use in psychotherapy over the years. Based on the need for a common language of defenses, Dr. Vaillant then puts forth clear descriptions of each defense, explaining how each may be recognized and used in psychotherapy. The second section reviews in depth the proliferation of empirical studies that have finally made the systematic study of defense mechanisms tangible to serious investigators. Appendixes include several glossaries of defense mechanisms and useful rating scales." "Do defense mechanisms reflect enduring facets of one's personality? Can defensive functioning be measured? And if so, with what degree of interrater reliability or validity? Are individuals aware of their own defenses? And what do these defenses foretell? These are just a few of the questions explored in this volume."--Jacket
Empirical studies of ego mechanisms of defense( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of ego mechanisms of defense
Werdegänge : Erkenntnisse der Lebenslauf-Forschung by George E Vaillant( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging well : guideposts to a happier life by George E Vaillant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard grant study by George E Vaillant( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years and often become more fulfilling than before. Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over two hundred men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classic Adaptation to Life reported on the men?s lives up to age fifty-five and helped us understand adult maturation. Now George Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement. Reporting on all aspects of male life?including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies, and alcohol use?Triumphs of Experience shares a number of surprising findings. For example, the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife and vice versa. While the study confirms that recovery from a lousy childhood is possible, memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength. Marriages bring much more contentment after age seventy, and physical aging after eighty is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age fifty. The credit for growing old with grace and vitality, it seems, goes more to ourselves than to our stellar genetic makeup
Haengbok ŭi chokŏn : Habŏdŭ Taehakkyo. insaeng sŏngjang pogosŏ by George E Vaillant( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing positive psychology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two 30 minute programs question modern psychology's emphasis on a disease model and its obsession with explaining what is wrong with people. Armed with a growing body of data, Positive Psychology explains, celebrates, and tells all how to use what science has learned about human strengths, resilience, learned optimism, and authentic happiness. The lessons of Positive Psychology are diverse, with much to say about children and adolescents, education, finding our signature strengths, choosing work that is most rewarding for us, maintaining our health, and aging well. This series presents internationally distinguished psychologists, along with a cross- section of our fellow citizens from teenagers to ninety-two-year-olds, and from an auto mechanic to an oncology nurse in exploring these many new ideas which can change so many lives"--Montana PBS
Haengbok ŭi pimil : 75-yŏn e kŏlch'in Habŏdŭ taehakkyo insaeng kwanch'al pogosŏ = Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study by George E Vaillant( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark by George E Vaillant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In unique series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy old age
Adolf Meyer was right : dynamic psychiatry needs the life chart : presented before the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, November 9, 1979 by George E Vaillant( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history of mental illness; 10 50-year follow-up studies; George E. Vaillant, topic editor( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How fathers care for the next generation : a four-decade study by John R Snarey( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this age of working mothers, the role of fathering is often overlooked. This book illuminates the realities of fathering by presenting the results of a unique empirical study conducted over four decades and covering four generations. Through case studies and data analysis, John Snarey demonstrates that men's care for their families reaps immense and long-lasting benefits - for themselves, for their offspring, and for future generations. In striking contrast to research that considers fathers to be obscure or peripheral figures, Snarey reveals their position as central caregivers and characterizes their most effective nurturing behaviors. He examines fathers' involvement in three vital realms of their children's development: social-emotional, intellectual-academic, and physical-athletic. Looking specifically at fathers' relationships with their oldest children during the first two decades of their lives, Snarey addresses issues of fathering in both childhood and adolescence. He presents portraits of individual father-son and father-daughter relationships, and measures and defines the ways in which "good" fathers are constructively engaged in and supportive of children's growth. Snarey also focuses on the fathers themselves. Moving back in time, he explores how men's boyhood experiences with their own fathers affect their subsequent parenting styles. Then, cycling forward, Snarey observes how various fathering experiences affect men at mid-life, in their marriages, and throughout their careers. His study also considers how the threat of infertility impacts fathers' generativity - their ability to care for the next generation. Within the current wave of scholarly interest in fathering, this is the first comprehensive longitudinal study of the topic. It is firmly grounded in Erik H. Erikson's model of psychosocial generativity, and adds a significant dimension to Erikson's theory by successfully applying it to empirical research. Snarey makes a major contribution to male, adult, family, and child developmental psychology, and addresses issues of ongoing concern in the fields of sociology and education. How Fathers Care for the Next Generation offers hope that men can, indeed, rework their past and provide better fathering than they themselves received
 
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Alternative Names
Eman Vaillant, George 1934-

George Eman Vaillant American psychiatrist

George Vaillant

Vaillant, George 1934-

Vaillant, George Eman 1934-

베일런트, 조지 1934-

베일런트, 조지 E. 1934-

ヴァイラント, ジョージ・E

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Adaptation to LifeThe wisdom of the egoThe natural history of alcoholism revisitedSpiritual evolution : a scientific defense of faithEgo mechanisms of defense : a guide for clinicans and researchersAging well : guideposts to a happier lifeHaengbok ŭi chokŏn : Habŏdŭ Taehakkyo. insaeng sŏngjang pogosŏSurprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark