Preface, Malcolm Pines and Robert M. Lipgar. Introduction, James S. Grotstein, UCLA, USA. Part I: Roots and Early Developments.1. Re-discovering Bion's Experiences in Groups: Notes and Commentary on Theory and Practice, Robert M. Lipgar. 2. Bion's War Memoirs: A psychoanalytical commentary, Paulo Cesar Sandler, Sociedade Brasiliera de Psicanalise de Sao Paulo, Brazil. 3. Gregariousness and the Mind: Wilfred Trotter and Wilfred Bion, Nuno Torres, University of Essex. 4. Group Dynamics: A Re-view, Matias Sanfuentes, University of Essex. 5. Anthropological Psychoanalysis: Bion's Journeying in Italy, Claudio Neri, University of Rome, Italy. Part II: Bion's Context: Contemporaries and Refinements. 6. Pairing Bion and Foulkes: Towards a Metapsychosociology, Dennis Brown, Institute of Group Analysis. 7. Group Mentality and `Having a mind', Robert Hinshelwood, University of Essex. 8. Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification - the Fourth Basic Assumption in the Unconscious Life of Groups and Group-like Social Systems, Earl Hopper. 9. Building on `O': Bion and Epistemology, Victor L. Schermer. 10. Bion and Foulkes on Empathy, Malcolm Pines. References. Index.
Robert M. Lipgar is a clinical psychologist in private practice and Clinical Professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is a Fellow in the A.K. Rice Institute and a Life Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Malcolm Pines is a group analyst and psychoanalyst, a founder member of the Institute of Group Analysis and the editor of the International Library of Group Analysis. He has published widely and was the editor of Bion and Group Psychotherapy.