Theories of Development-Middle Childhood

Class 1: Classical Oedipal Roots of the Transition into Middle Childhood

Freud, S. (1975). On the sexual theories of children. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 9, pp. 207-226). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1908)

Freud, S. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus complex. SE (Vol. 19, 173-179).

Class 2: Modifications and Alternatives to the Classical View

Classical/Object Relation Perspective:

Loewald, H. (1978). The waning of the Oedipus complex. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 27(4), 751-775.

Loewald, H. (1980). Papers on psychoanalysis. New Haven: Yale University Press.

A Kleinian Perspective:

Britton, R. (1992). The Oedipus situation and the depressive position. In R. Anderson (Ed.), Clinical lectures on Klein and Bion. London: Routledge.

Class 3: The Freudian View of Latency

Bornstein, B. (1949). The analysis of a phobic child. The psychoanalytic study of the child (Vol. 3/4, pp. 181-226). Oxford: International Universities Press.

Counterpoint: Modern Object Relational/Kleinian

Phillips A. The beast in the nursery. (Part I: The interested party, pp.1-36). New York: Pantheon.

Class 4: The Interpersonal View of Latency

Schechter, D. (1968). The Oedipus complex: considerations of ego development and parental interaction. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 4, 111-137.

Hatch, T. (1997). Friends, diplomats and leaders in kindergarten: Interpersonal intelligence in play (pp.70-89). In P. Salovey & D. Sluyter (Eds.), Emotional development and intelligence. New York: Basic Books.

Greenspan, S. (1993). Playground politics (Ch. 1: The grade school years, pp. 1-17). New York: Addison-Wesley.

Class 5: Theory of Mind Latency

Baron-Cohen, S. (1995). Mindblindness: An essay on autism and theory of mind (Ch. 4, Developing mind reading: The four steps; Ch. 5: Autism and mindblindness). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Class 6: Emotional Intelligence in Childhood

Fonagy, P. & Target, M. (1996). Playing with reality theory of mind and the normal development of psychic reality. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 77, 217-233.

Fonagy, P. & Target, M. (1996). Playing with reality: II. The development of psychic reality from a theoretical perspective. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 77, 459-479.

Saarni, C. (1997). Emotional competence and self regulation in childhood (pp. 25-66). In P. Salovey & D. Sluyter (Eds.), Emotional development and emotional intelligence. Basic Books: New York.

Class 7: Cognitive Development

Furth, G. & Wachs H. (1975). Thinking goes to school: Piaget’s theory in practice (Ch. 1, pp.11-30). New York: Oxford University Press.

Donaldson, M. (1978). Children’s minds (Ch. 2: The ability to “decenter” (pp. 9-25). New York: W.W. Norton.

Harter, S. (1996). Developmental changes in self-understanding across the 5 to 7 year shift. In A.J. Sameroff & M. Haith (Eds.), The five to seven year shift. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Postman, N. The disappearance of childhood (Ch.5: The beginning of end; Ch. 6: The total disclosure medium, pp.67-97). New York: Random House.

Class 8: Play and Narrative

Marans, S. (1993). From enactment to play to discussion: The analysis of a young girl. In A.J. Solnit, D.J. Cohen, & P.B. Neubauer (Eds.), The many meanings of play. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Slade, A. Making meaning and making believe: Their role in the clinical process. In E. Slade & D.P. Wolff (Eds.). Children at play. New York: Oxford University Press.

Class 9: Clinical/Developmental  Integration

Murphy, L. (1976). Vulnerability, coping & growth (Ch. 11: The development of a vulnerable but resilient child). New Haven: Yale University Press.

Symington, J. (1997). The little obsessional alchemist. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 23(2): 265-278.

Pansini, G. (1997). The structure of internal space: Conditions for change in a 6-year-old girl with severe developmental delay. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 23(1), 265-278.

Class 10: Exiting Childhood

Dalsimer, K. (1986). Female adolescence (Ch. 2: Preadolescence  – The member of the wedding, pp.13-26). New Haven: Yale University Press.

Sullivan, H.S. (1953). The interpersonal theory of psychiatry. (Preadolescence, pp. 245-262). New York: W.W. Norton.

Dahl, E.K. (1993). The impact of divorce on a preadolescent girl. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 48, 193-207.