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By D. W. Winnicott

The family members and person Development represents a decade of writing from a philosopher who was once on the height of his powers as possibly the prime post-war determine in developmental psychiatry. In those pages, Winnicott chronicles the advanced internal lives of humans, from the 1st come across among mom and child, throughout the 'doldrums' of formative years, to adulthood. As Winnicott explains in his ultimate bankruptcy, the well-being of a competently functioning democratic society 'derives from the operating of the standard strong home.'

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I list below many of the individuals famous or well known for their contributions whose development I have studied. The list gives a sense of the number and diversity of individuals. Some are very famous, others are not as famous but are well known for their work; all have made outstanding creative contributions. Hannah Arendt Paul Barran Tim Berners-Lee Ingmar Bergman Alexander Calder Rachel Carson Paul Cezanne Samuel Taylor Coleridge Charles Darwin Walt Disney Fyodor Dostoevsky Albert Einstein Thomas Edison William Faulkner Galileo Robert Irwin James Joyce John Maynard Keynes Hans Krebs Ray Kroc Henri Matisse Piet Mondrian Isaac Newton John von Neumann Pierre Omidyar Pablo Picasso Jef Raskin James Watson Virginia Woolf William Wordsworth Wilbur Wright I have explored the development of many other individuals in a limited manner.

In a number of cases an individual’s later contributions and activities show that an interest he had that he described in our interview has been the root of his creative work and contributions since that time, providing further, prospective evidence in support of the description in this book. 17 Individuals may be driven to try to create a sense of coherent self-identity through time, in particular in self-narratives of their development. One way conceivably they might do this is through constructing creative interests retrospectively that fit with their later work, or extending interests back further in time beyond when they actually formed them.

In a number of cases an individual’s later contributions and activities show that an interest he had that he described in our interview has been the root of his creative work and contributions since that time, providing further, prospective evidence in support of the description in this book. 17 Individuals may be driven to try to create a sense of coherent self-identity through time, in particular in self-narratives of their development. One way conceivably they might do this is through constructing creative interests retrospectively that fit with their later work, or extending interests back further in time beyond when they actually formed them.

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