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Mother, melancholia, and dreams in Erik H. Erikson's Insight and Responsibility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19105005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In an earlier article (Capps, 2007a) on Erik H. Erikson's earliest writings (1930-1931) I focused on the relationship between the child's melancholia and conflict with maternal authority, and drew attention to the restorative role of humor. In a subsequent article (Capps, 2007b) on Erikson's Childhood and Society (1950) I explored the same theme of the relationship of melancholia and the mother, but focused on the restorative role of play. In this article drawing from his Insight and Responsibility (1964) I continue this exploration of the relationship of melancholia and the mother, but focus on the restorative role of dreams. In support of this understanding of dreams, I focus on Erikson's interpretation of one of Sigmund Freud's dreams in light of the first two stages of the life cycle, and his view that the dream itself is inherently maternal.
Authors:
Donald Capps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of religion and health     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1573-6571     ISO Abbreviation:  J Relig Health     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985199R     Medline TA:  J Relig Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 31 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803, USA. joan.blyth@ptsem.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child Psychology*
Depressive Disorder / psychology*
Dreams / psychology*
Female
Humans
Mother-Child Relations*

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