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Kohut, Heinz
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(May 3, 1913, Vienna – Oct 8, 1981, Chicago) studied medicine in Vienna, after emigration training as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Chicago from 1939. He set an independent psychology of the self alongside psychoanalytical drive (Drive theory) and “I” (ego) psychology. At its center stands the question of how the capacity for object love and a healthy self-awareness can arise from the initially object-free human sense of self (primary narcissism). Secondary (structured) narcissism is manifested in creativity and …

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Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Kohut, Heinz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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