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Parens, Henri 1928-

Works: 33 works in 156 publications in 3 languages and 5,392 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Henri Parens
Most widely held works by Henri Parens
Dependence in man; a psychoanalytic study by Henri Parens( )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic study, Henri Parens and Leon J. Saul provide a comprehensive review of Freud's writings on the subject of dependence, drawing attention to the fact that Freud said much more about dependence than is generally recognised. The authors proceed to supplement the theory of dependence from their own perspective, drawing on the formulations of Rene Spitz and the findings of ethologists (especially in imprinting and primary socialization) in order to shed further light on the singularity of early human development. They postulate the libidinization of dependence and trace the effects of this on psychic development, and also consider the dependence continuum in dynamic and economic terms ("inner sustainment"), which reflects the equilibrium between dependency and self-reliance. Utilising Anna Freud's developmental lines and Margaret Mahler's subphases of separation and individuation, they trace the epigenesis of dependence and provide illuminating clinical examples. In both its theoretical formulations and its clinical implications, this book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and to clinicians in allied fields. The recognition of normative dependence brings pathological dependence into clearer focus, thus refining assessments of dependence in treatment and offering a more discriminating frame of reference for teaching and research. Because it focuses on normative aspects of dependence, this book will provide a fresh orientation for all students of human behavior and will undoubtedly raise many questions and stimulate further research."--Provided by publisher
War is not inevitable : on the psychology of war and aggression by Henri Parens( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1932 Einstein asked Freud, 'Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?' Freud answered that war is inevitable because humans have an instinct to self-destroy, a death instinct which we must externalize to survive. But nearly four decades of study of aggression reveal that rather than being an inborn drive, destructiveness is generated in us by experiences of excessive psychic pain. In War is Not Inevitable: On the Psychology of War and Aggression, Henri Parens argues that the death-instinct based model of aggression can neither be proved nor disproved as Freud's answer is untestable. By contrast, the 'multi-trends theory of aggression' is provable and has greater heuristic value than does a death-instinct based model of aggression. When we look for causes for war we turn to history as well as national, ethnic, territorial, and or political issues, among many others, but we also tend to ignore the psychological factors that play a large role. Parens discusses such psychological factors that seem to lead large groups into conflict. Central among these are the psychodynamics of large-group narcissism. Interactional conditions stand out: hyper-narcissistic large-groups have, in history, caused much narcissistic injury to those they believe they are superior to. But this is commonly followed by the narcissistically injured group's experiencing high level hostile destructiveness toward their injury-perpetrator which, in time, will compel them to revenge. Among groups that have been engaged in serial conflicts, wars have followed from this psychodynamic narcissism-based cyclicity. Parens details some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective aftermath, and he addresses how major factors that gave rise to these wars must, can, and have been counteracted. In doing so, Parens considers strategies by which civilization has and is constructively preventing wars, as well as the need for further innovative efforts to achieve that end
The development of aggression in early childhood by Henri Parens( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of The Development of Aggression in Early Childhood presents anew the author's _multi-trends theory of aggression, _ with the addition of a two-part preface that provides an overview of the multitudinous theories of aggression in psychoanalytic thought and a discussion of the clinical applications-with clinical case examples-of his theory
Aggression in our children by Henri Parens( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of prejudice : psychoanalysis and the prevention of prejudice by Henri Parens( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Shashi Tharoor -- Prejudice : conceptual and universal dynamics -- From unmentalized xenophobia to messianic sadism : some reflections on the phenomenology of prejudice / Salman Akhtar -- Toward understanding prejudice : benign and malignant / Henri Parens -- Terrorism, fundamentalism and nihilism : analyzing the dilemmas of modernity / James Gilligan -- Developmental aspects of prejudice -- The development of prejudice : an attachment theory hypothesis explaining its ubiquity / Peter Fonagy and Anna Higgitt -- Roots of Prejudice : findings from observational research / Henri Parens -- Family development and the origin of prejudice / David Scharff and Jill Scharff -- The roots of prejudice in family life / Hans-Jurgen Wirth -- Malignant prejudice : specific kinds -- Anti-Black racism and the conception of whiteness / Forrest Hamer -- Contemporary anti-semitism : variations on an ancient theme / Ira Brenner -- Religious prejudice and the formation of Mormon and non-Mormon selves in Utah : a view from phenomenological anthropology / David Knowlton -- Panelalestinian-Israeli conflict / Nadia Ramzy -- Prejudice between Palestinians and Israelis / George Awad -- Belief systems, identity and the function of prejudice in Israeli politics / Carlo Strenger -- Prejudice : studies and prevention strategies -- A brief history of prejudice studies / Elizabeth Young-Bruehl -- The prejudices of everyday life with observations from field trials / Stuart W. Twemlow and Frank Sacco -- Germans and Israeli Jews : hidden emotional dynamics / Hanna Mann-Shalvi -- Malignant prejudice : guidelines toward its prevention / Henri Parens
Handling children's aggression constructively : toward taming human destructiveness by Henri Parens( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handling Children's Aggression Constructively: Toward Taming Human Destructiveness shows how to prevent the development of disturbed aggressive behaviors in children, giving caregivers and educators the tools they need to handle problems in the making so they won't become more difficult and costly problems to deal with later on
Lying, cheating, and carrying on : developmental, clinical, and sociocultural aspects of dishonesty and deceit by Salman Akhtar( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do people lie? Is dishonesty ubiquitous in human experience? And what should be done with individuals who seek pschotherapeutic help and yet can not reveal important aspects of their lives and even fabricate histories, associations, and dreams? Such questions form the backbone of this book." "Starting with the emergence of the capacity to lie in childhood and the formative influence of the family in children's moral development, the discourse goes on to include the variety of adulthood lies, including social lies, existential lies, pathological lies, narcissistic lies, and sociopathic lies. Contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts like Salman Akhtar, Harold Blum, Ruth Fischer, Lucy LaFarge, Henri Parens, and Michael Stone, along with others, explore the impact of dishonesty on the internal and external realities of an individual. Malignant forms of lies involving serious character pathology and criminality, as well as their detection, are also discussed." "The book's aim is to help therapists enhance their empathy with patients who are compelled to lie and to provide them with better therapeutic strategies to deal with the clinical dilemmas that arise in working with such children and adults."--BOOK JACKET
The birth of hatred : developmental, clinical, and technical apsects of intense aggression( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is hatred? How does it differ from rage? What are its origins? Is hatred ever rational? Why are some people unable to let go of it while others are completely incapable of feeling it? Eight distinguished psychoanalysts provide the answers to these and other related questions in this tightly organized volume. With the help of clinical vignettes and literary portrayals, these experienced therapists address the emergence of hatred in the clinical situation. They highlight the various purposes served by the patient's hatred including drive discharge, projective identification, defense against dependence, anchoring of identity, and self holding. They also present a rich understanding of the hatred felt by the therapist vis-a-vis hateful and chronically self-destructive individuals. Finally, they discuss the technical implications of these concepts and delineate useful interventions to contain, manage, and interpret the patient's intense hatred. The matters discussed in this book are diverse and include infant observation, gender differences, child abuse, severe character pathology, multiple personality, countertransference difficulties, literary characters, racial prejudice, ethnic hatred, and war. The focus of the book, however, remains clinical. Its ultimate aim is to enhance the clinician's ability to deal with the hatred felt by the patient, and, at times, by the therapist
Taming aggression in your child : how to avoid raising bullies, delinquents, or trouble-makers by Henri Parens( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming Aggression in Your Child: How to Avoid Raising Bullies, Delinquents, or Trouble-Makers is a guide to preventing children from developing aggressive behaviors from birth through adolescence. Hostile destructive kids become hostile destructive adults and often create serious problems for society, and Dr. Henri Parens argues that effective parenting can help prevent aggressive behaviors like bullying, delinquency, and even criminal behavior from developing
Revenge : narcissistic injury, rage, and retaliation( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Revenge: Narcissistic Injury, Rage, and Retaliation</span><span> addresses the ubiquitous human wish to take revenge and settle scores. Featuring the contributions of eleven distinguished mental health professionals, this book offers a wide range of deep perspectives on the real or imagined narcissistic injuries that often underlie fantasies of revenge and the behavioral trait of vindictiveness. </span></span>
The unbroken soul : tragedy, trauma, and human resilience by Henri Parens( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do individuals cope constructively with significant trauma? How do they recover from it? What factors seem most codetermining of coping with and recovering from trauma? Can these be not only identified but also influenced by our interventions? Addressing these questions - questions about human capacity for resilience - is the prime challenge taken up in this book by an assortment of international psychoanalytic, attachment, and biological mental health theorists and clinicians. While mental health professionals are well trained to identify and treat psychopathology, little is taught about how to look for strengths in patients that assist them in coping and that, on their own and with our nurturance, can foster their recovery. Some of the contributors to this volume, having themselves been subjected to severe trauma, speak of resilience from within their own experience, from those around them, and from their work with traumatized patients."--BOOK JACKET
Real and imaginary fathers : development, transference, and healing( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Salman Akhtar looks at how many fathers unconsciously, and sometimes quite consciously, attempt to revise their own traumatized childhood by providing their children with possibilities for "a good life", of which they were deprived
Beyond the symbiotic orbit : advances in separation-individuation theory : essays in honor of Selma Kramer, M.D. by Salman Akhtar( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reappraisal of Margaret Mahler's separation-individuation theory not only advances our understanding of Mahler's working model, but pursues the model in new directions, underscoring the many areas of exploration that separation-individuation theory
Does God help? : developmental and clinical aspects of religious belief by Margaret S. Mahler Symposium on Child Development( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevention in mental health( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internal mother : conceptual and technical aspects of object constancy by Margaret S. Mahler International Symposium on Child Development( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindliche Aggressionen : wie wir Grenzen setzen und den konstruktiven Umgang mit Gefühlen unterstützen können by Henri Parens( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to others : developmental and clinical aspects of empathy and attunement by Salman Akhtar( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume addresses the critical psychoanalytic issue of effective listening. This issue has been discussed widely in the literature but most often from the standpoint of technique. Listening to Others is among the first texts to consider the listening process from the so-called 'two-person' perspective-i.e., that which is aligned with intersubjective, interpersonal, and relational theories
Krieg ist nicht unvermeidbar : psychoanalytische Überlegungen zu Krieg und Frieden by Henri Parens( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renewal of life : healing from the Holocaust by Henri Parens( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aggression in our children
Aggression in our childrenThe future of prejudice : psychoanalysis and the prevention of prejudiceHandling children's aggression constructively : toward taming human destructivenessLying, cheating, and carrying on : developmental, clinical, and sociocultural aspects of dishonesty and deceitThe birth of hatred : developmental, clinical, and technical apsects of intense aggressionThe unbroken soul : tragedy, trauma, and human resilienceReal and imaginary fathers : development, transference, and healingBeyond the symbiotic orbit : advances in separation-individuation theory : essays in honor of Selma Kramer, M.D.
Alternative Names
Pruszinowski, Henri 1928-

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