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Psychoanalytic Contributions to Understanding Envy: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

Bénédicte Vidaillet

in Envy

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195327953
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199301485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0015
Psychoanalytic Contributions to Understanding Envy: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

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This chapter examines the potential contributions of psychoanalysis to the study of envy. It first mentions some fundamental theoretical and methodological principles of psychoanalysis, before discussing the main theories on envy proposed by three major contributors: Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, and Jacques Lacan.

Keywords: psychoanalysis; envy; Sigmund Freud; Melanie Klein; Jacques Lacan

Chapter.  12189 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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