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object relations

an emotional bond between one person and another, as contrasted with interest in and love for the self. It is usually described in terms of capacity for loving and reacting appropriately to others. An object relation is delayed or not achieved in borderline personality disorders.

object relations

Emotional attachment to other persons or objects.
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Specifically, the scale was designed with an object relations orientation and measures the developmental maturity of one's relationship with God as well as awareness of God.
These passages, then, suggest that the anxiety addressed in the text is not only Oedipal but goes back to the psychic territory of infantile object relations.
From attachment theory (Bowlby, 1969) and object relations theory (Winnicott, 1965; Cashdan, 1988), these comments demonstrate that teachers, at least from an emotional perspective, are in a role similar to that of a parent within the narrower context of the classroom.
It appreciates modern concepts of object relations but also transcends modernity in its appreciation of participatory and interpretative experience.
18) Winnicott's psychoanalytic object relations theory is another example of an experience-near psychology--informed as it was by his numerous interactions with mothers and their babies (19)--that is currently popular as a lens for theological reflection.
This complex article draws widely on object relations theory to explain and analyse national identity, but the process by which the national/social is transmitted to individuals remains unclear--this could be a problem inherent in the theory itself, as she describes the process as 'inexplicable' (p.
In object relations theory, the external world is known internally through the process of mental representation (St.
Drawing on object relations concepts, we undertook an exploratory study to determine the prior emotions and motivations that accompanied first intercourse and their relationship to reactions/behaviours during that event and to subsequent personal outcomes.
As Object Relations theorists note, for children, `things represent human beings', while `the projection of good feelings and good parts of the self [are] essential for the infant's ability to develop good object relations'.
A new measure for an important construct: The attachment and object relations inventory.
Some of the strategies introduced by this guide include an intervention based on a model of human occupation and object relations theory, use of a group process to enable patients to regain control of their lives, treatment strategies based on neurocognitive deficits, a neurophysiological model of schizophrenia etiology, and leadership therapy.