Archives par mot-clé : Ideal of adolescence

Philippe Gutton : the adult human other for adolescence

The adult human other takes up the conceptualization hitherto worked on as « the parental subject of the transference ». His humanity is an expression of his willingness to participate in the pubertary processes during sublimation. This other represents the adult-ness that shows the control of the second topic and can thus support interpretation by the infantile « already-there » of the innovating pubertary as well as adolescent subjectal creation. The closeness of the bond is not without risk.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°4, pp. 949-964.