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Self Psychology

"Self Psychology" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Psychoanalytic theory focusing on interpretation of behavior in reference to self. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Terms, 1994) This elaboration of the psychoanalytic concepts of narcissism and the self, was developed by Heinz Kohut, and stresses the importance of the self-awareness of excessive needs for approval and self-gratification.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Self Psychology" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Self Psychology" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 7 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2004
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