Wisdom of the Ego by George E. Vaillant
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Wisdom of the Ego
By George E. Vaillant

The Wisdom of the Ego

Sources of Resilience in Adult Life

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Wisdom of the Ego by George E. Vaillant

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One of America's preeminent psychiatrists draws on his famous Study of Adult Development to give us a look at how the mind's defenses work. What we see as the mind's 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. And because creativity is so intrinsic to this alchemy of the ego, Vaillant mingles his studies of obscure lives with psychobiographies of famous artists and others - including Florence Nightingale, Sylvia Plath, Anna Freud, and Eugene O'Neill.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674953734
ISBN-10: 0674953738
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author George E. Vaillant

Triumphs of Experience by George E. Vaillant Triumphs of Experience, Paperback (May 2015)

At a time when people are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers welcome news for old age: our lives evolve in our later years and often become more fulfilling. Among the surprising findings: people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa.

Aging Well by George E. Vaillant Aging Well, Paperback (February 2003)

Surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development

Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited by George E. Vaillant Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited, Paperback (June 1995)

This text, first published in 1983, examines various aspects of the problem of alcoholism. Vaillant's original study was based on an evaluation of more than 600 individuals followed for over 40 years. This updated version utilizes current knowledge to examine the same alcoholics 15 years on.

Ego Mechanisms of Defense by George E. Vaillant Ego Mechanisms of Defense, Hardback (June 1992)

By summarizing the empirical studies, 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 an interdisciplinary group of contributors provide the groundwork for clinical practice as well as future research in the field.

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Author Biography - George E. Vaillant

George E. Vaillant is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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