The Educational Role of the Family: A Psychoanalytical Model by Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris

By Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris

This tract was once commissioned from Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris in 1976 by means of the organization for monetary and Cultural improvement as a part of a venture to boost rules and courses that may aid households of their academic activity. It used to be incorporated in Sincerity: gathered Papers of Donald Meltzer (1994) yet hasn't ever in the past been released as an autonomous paintings in English, even though it's been released in French, Spanish and Italian and has had wide use in these nations by means of therapists, academics, teacher-trainers and social workers.

It is a different paintings due to its integration of a psychoanalytical idea of studying with an ecological perception of the way a number of the structures all in favour of the tutorial method are interconnected, and as such remains to be of significant present-day relevance, either to medical and academic practitioners and to policy-makers.

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Forms may change but the substance of the human condition remains the same. There is neither good nor evil (but thinking makes it so), and one may therefore stand on the sideline, enjoying the fruitless struggles and passions of the unwise. 34 THE EDUCATIONAL ROLE OF THE FAMILY Linear time. He who sees time as linear adventures in the infinite, always leaving behind what has been strenuously won. He knows that the meaning of the world must be created by bringing imagination to bear on facts. So he must travel and observe, whether in the inner or outer world, to enjoy a too brief life-space, inheritor of a beautiful estate which must be left even more beautiful.

The economic dimension The three economic principles used in psychoanalysis to describe (again, not explain) the movement to and fro in mental organization – namely the repetition compulsion, pleasure-reality principle, and the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions – intend to mark the movement from mindlessness through quantitative logic to qualitative considerations with respect to the economics of mental pain. Repetition compulsion The primitive repetition compulsion is seen as the basis of learning by training, where obedience, or perhaps more accurately conditioning, is induced by repetition reinforced by reward and punishment.

CHAPTER THREE The community T he previous chapters have centred attention to a large extent on a psychoanalytical view of the individual and his conception of the world as the theoretical background of the model we are constructing. Since it is a model intended for use outside the analytical consulting room (it is probably the model used implicitly inside it), it is necessary that the general structure of community and family be investigated in some detail insofar as these finer structures relate to this model.

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