The Integrative Process

The assumption that the integration process based on conflicting thoughts and feelings:

  • Jung, C. (1954). Development of Personality. Volume 17 in The Collected Works of Jung. London: Routledge.
  • Jung, C. (1969a). Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche. Volume 8 – The Collected Works of Jung. London: Routledge.
  • Kohlberg, L. (1981). Essays on Moral Development, Vol. I: The Philosophy of Moral Development. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row.
  • Kohlberg, L., Levine, Ch., Hewer, A.  (1983). Moral stages : a current formulation and a response to critics. Basel, NY: Karger. 
  • Kohlberg, L. (1984). The Psychology of Moral Development. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Maslow, A. (1968). Toward a Psychology of Being, (1st edition, 1962; 2nd edition, 1968).
  • Piaget, J. (1953). Logic and Psychology Manchester: Manchester University Press.

The assumption that the key role in integration functioning is playing by prefrontal cortex:

  • Klahr. D., Robinson, M. (1981). Formal assessment of problem-solving and planning processes in preschool children. Cognitive Psychology. 1981;13(1):113-148.
  • Luciana, M., Nelson, C.A. (1998). The functional emergence of prefrontally-guided working memory systems in four- to eight-year-old children. Neuropsychologia, 36(3):273-293.
  • Tsujimoto S, Sawaguchi T. (2004). Properties of delay-period neuronal activity in the primate prefrontal cortex during memory-and sensory-guided saccade tasks. European Journal of Neuroscience. 19(2):447-457.


The assumption that integrative process leads to a mature temperament:

  1. The capacity for courage, patience, work 
  • Dawson, G. and Fischer, K. W. (1994). Human Behavior and the Developing Brain. New York: The Guildford Press.
  • Dodge, K.A., Pettit, G.S., McClaskey, C. L., & Brown, M.M. (1986). Social competence in children. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 51.

  1. Morality
  • Kohlberg, L. (1981). Essays on Moral Development, Vol. I: The Philosophy of Moral Development. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row.
  • Kohlberg, L, Levine, Ch., Hewer, A. (1983). Moral stages : a current formulation and a response to critics. Basel, NY: Karger. 
  • Kohlberg, L. (1984). The Psychology of Moral Development. Harper & Row.

  1. Balance 
  • Bronfenbrenner, U, ed. (2005). Making Human Beings Human – Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development.  New York: Sage Publications.

The assumption that the integrative process playing a huge role in closing the door to impulsive behaviour, including aggression:

  • Schore, A. (1994).  Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development.  New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Shanker, S. (2012). Building Healthy Minds: It takes a Village. In S. Olfman (Ed.), Drugging Our Children. New York: Praeger. 
  • Siegel, D. J. (2010a). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation. New York: Bantam Books. 
  • Siegel, D. J. (2012). The Developing Mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York: Guilford Press. 
  • Sroufe, L.A., Egeland, B., Carlson, E., & Collins, W. (2009). The development of the person: The Minnesota study of risk and adaptation from birth to adulthood. New York: Guilford Press.