Emotion, learning and organizational change towards an integration of psychoanalytic and other perspectives

Elena P. Antonacopoulou, Yiannis Gabriel

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Develops an understanding of the complex interface between emotion and learning and higlûights tlie special contribution of psychoanalytic insights in understanding individuals' reactions to organizational changes. Explores the extent to tcliicli emotions are products of learning, the ways in wJiich emotions facilitate or inhibit learning, and the ways in which learning redefines and re-organizes emotions at both an individual and an organizational level The analysis shows the interdependence between emotion and learning and higlûights many of the subtleties of individuals' reactions to change tliat current research into individuals' adaptability to organizational change tends to neglect. Reviews some of the implications of the psychodynamic explication of emotion and learning to our understanding of individuals' reactions to organizational change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-451
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Dynamics
  • Learning
  • Organizational change
  • Psycliology
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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