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Envy Theory: Perspectives on the Psychology of Envy

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2011 - Spring


by Frank J. Ninivaggi, M.D., FW 77, assistant clinical professor in the Child Study Center and of psychiatry (Rowman & Littlefield) The author offers a theory of envy as the nucleus of information processing. He explores various concepts related to envy as the root of mental disorders and treatment resistance as well as the possibility of turning envy into a tool for healthy maturation. He also advances principles and guidelines for pragmatic applications of his theory in psychotherapies and psychoeducation.

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