I am interested in the development of body image, both healthy and pathological (with a focus on anorexia) in relation to hope/trust (of self and others). The focus of this paper should be grounded in psychodynamic and existential theories of development and should incorporate recent research in the psychological development of body image and eating disorders.
The focus of this paper should be on developmental psychology.
No internet sources should be cited.
Please try to use predominantly primary sources.
No direct quotes should be used unless absolutely necessary.
Here are some texts that are extremely useful:
Bruch, H. (1988). Conversations with anorexics. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Cooper, S. H. (2000). Objects of hope: Exploring possibility and limit in psychoanalysis. Hillsdale, NJ:
The Analytic Press.
Erikson, E. H. (1950, 1963). Childhood and society. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
Erikson, E. H. (1968). Identity: Youth in crisis. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
Fromm, E. (1968). The revolution of hope: Toward a humanized psychology. New York, NY: Bantam
Kierkegaard, S. (1980). The concept of anxiety. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
———–(1980). The sickness unto death. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Krueger, D. W. (2002). Integrating body self and psychological self: Creating a new story in
psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.
May, R. (1983). The discovery of being. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
Mitchell, S. A. (1993). Hope and dread in psychoanalysis. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Schachtel, E. G. (1959). Metamorphosis: On the development of affect, perception, attention, and memory.
New York, NY: Da Capo Press.
Snyder, C. R. (2002). Hope theory: Rainbows in the mind. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 4, 249-275.
Winnicott, D. W. (1965). The maturational processes and the facilitating environment. London, England:
Winnicott, D. W. (1984). Deprivation and delinquency. New York, NY: Routledge.
Winnicott, D. W. (2002). Winnicott on the child. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.