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dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Michael A. (Michael Alan) 1950-
dc.date.issued2007
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1057/palgrave.pcs.2100116en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the concept of the analytic third in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed organizational change. The analytic third is often defined as the psychological(triangular) space between self and other, subject and object, fantasy and reality - the third dimension that emerges from two persons fully engaged in the exploration of unconscious meanings, reasons, motives and actions. In neo-Kleinian object relations, it is viewed as the intersubjective dimension of transference and counter- transference, or the emergence in analytic work of the observation and experience of ''I-as-subject'' and ''Me-as-object''(Ogden, 1994). The analytic third is what we create when we make genuine contact with one another at a deeper emotional level of experience whether in dyads, groups, communities, or organizations. It might be understood as akin to but not synonymous with Winnicott's (1971) notion of the transitional and potential space, where culture, play, creativity and imagination,reside. A case illustration is provided to better articulate the nature of the analytic third in the processes of observing, participating, and intervening in organizations.en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychoanalysis, Culture & Society 2007, 12, (142-164)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-0763/07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8350
dc.publisherPsychoanalysis, Culture & Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCenter for the Study of Organizational Change publications (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Center for the Study of Organizational Change.
dc.source.harvestedSocial Science Research Network Web siteen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational changeen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychoanalysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Industrialen_US
dc.subject.lcshCorporate cultureen_US
dc.titleOrganizational Change and the Analytic Third: Locating and Attending to Unconscious Organizational Psychodynamicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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