"People are often utterly taken aback by the odd and alarming things that happen in groups, all sorts of groups - study groups, offices, clubs, political organisations, teams. This is a book about the ways in which individuals collectively and individually seek to protect themselves from the worst aspects of group life. They develop, mostly unwittingly, specific group cultures, effects and problems. The author draws on the writings of other observers of group dynamics, in particular Bion, Jaques, and Menzies Lyth. His unique contribution is to apply the insights of Kleinian psychoanalysis to group processes. He develops a way of categorizing group cultures - as rigid, fragile or flexible - which points to a basis for the development of a method of intervention into group and institutional life."
Book in very good condition.