Evolving Self

 Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory for the 21st Century

Lexington Books

Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory assumes that people can achieve insight into how, in their interactions with people, they become who they are, and how they can change patterns of living that get in their way of need fulfillment. It posits that people are born with a blueprint for growth and development (like a seedling possesses the potential for growing into a flourishing tree) that includes respect, self-fulfillment, expansion of experiences and ever widening and deepening human interactions.

INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOANALYLTIC THEORY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: EVOLVING SELF was published on February 15, 2023, by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. Please feel free to leave comments on our content pages.

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Meet the Authors

Sue Harris, Ph.D.
Janet Mayes, Ph.D.
Marilyn MIller, R.N., M.A.
David Singer, Ph.D.


Read what people are saying about Evolving Self

“Considering rapidly changing notions of adolescence in the 21st century, the authors provide intriguing insights into the influence of the “juvenile era” and preadolescence on personality and behavior. Recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty; professionals.” —Choice Reviews, July, 2024

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Sunflower – Olia Gozha | on unsplash
Tree – Janet Mayes and Rain Bengis

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