D. W. Winnicott

Winnicott, Donald

Donald Winnicott, 1896–1971, British psychoanalyst, pediatrician, and child psychiatrist. He worked at the Paddington Green Children's Hospital in London for over 40 years, beginning in 1923, where he became interested in child psychoanalysis. In this pursuit, he was influenced greatly by the work of Melanie Klein. Winnicott had a major impact on object relations theory, particularly in his 1951 essay "Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena," which focused on familiar, inanimate objects that children use to stave off anxiety during times of stress.

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D. W. Winnicott: Selected full-text books and articles

Babies and Their Mothers By D. W. Winnicott; Clare Winnicott; Ray Shepherd; Madeleine Davis Addison-Wesley, 1987
Thinking about Children By D.W. Winnicott; Harry Karnac; Ray Shepherd; Jennifer Johns; Helen Taylor Robinson Addison-Wesley Pub., 1996
The Psychoanalytic Theories of D.W. Winnicott as Applied to Rehabilitation By Thomas, Kenneth R.; McGinnis, James D The Journal of Rehabilitation, Vol. 57, No. 3, July-September 1991
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Self and Identity: Perspectives across the Lifespan By Terry Honess; Krysia Yardley Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The Evolution of the Self: An Integration of Winnicott's and Kohut's Concepts"
Talking over the Years: A Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults By Sandra Evans; Jane Garner Brunner-Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "The Old Self: Kohut, Winnicott, and Others"
Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought By Stephen A. Mitchell; Margaret J. Black Basic Books, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "The British Object Relations School: W. R. D. Fairbairn and D. W. Winnicott"
The Person Who Is Me: Contemporary Perspectives on the True and False Self By Val Richards; Gillian Wilce Karnac Books, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Winnicott and Lacan: Selfhood vs. Subjecthood"
Birth Passages: Maternity and Nostalgia, Antiquity to Shakespeare By Theresa M. Krier Cornell University Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Aggressive Movements in Psychoanalysis: Klein, Winnicott, and Irigaray"
Religion, Society, and Psychoanalysis: Readings in Contemporary Theory By Janet Liebman Jacobs; Donald Capps Westview Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Playing and Believing: The Uses of D. W. Winnicott in the Psychology of Religion"
Places of Learning: Media, Architecture, Pedagogy By Elizabeth Ellsworth Routledge, 2005
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Pedagogy's Time and Space"
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