This book should not be confused with a number of books on the technique and practice of psychoanalysis. Instead of beginning with treatment and technique, a topic that is relegated to part three, it opens with quite theoretical material involving core concepts and developmental theory, also of a highly controversial nature. Were I editing the book, I would have put chapter 12, "What Is Psychoanalysis? What Is a Psychoanalyst?" first, but the editors have chosen to emphasize the "theoretical pluralism" that "dominates the psychoanalytic scene.…All these various views have yet to be integrated into a single overarching analytic theory" (p. xvi). Part 1, Core Concepts, attempts to introduce issues involving motivational systems and the dynamic unconscious. Part 2, Developmental Theory, describes several different kinds of developmental theory and stresses attachment theory. Part 3, Treatment and Technique, attempts to go over some of the standard aspects of psychoanalytic treatment such as transference, countertransference, the so-called real relationship, and various controversial and conflicting theories of treatment. Part 4, Research, describes what the editors call "burgeoning research in psychoanalysis" (p. xvii). Part 5, History of Psychoanalysis, reviews the development of the subject and covers psychoanalysis in North America, Great Britain, Continental Europe, France, and Latin America. Finally, part 6, Psychoanalysis and Related Disciplines, outlines the "interrelationships and reciprocal influences between psychoanalysis on the one hand and psychology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, the arts, politics and international relations, and neuroscience on the other" (p. xvii).