separation-individuation

separation-individuation

 
the process usually seen in infants by which the child identifies itself as different from the primary caretaker while maintaining an emotional attachment.
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Separation-individuation, exploration, and identity diffusion as mediators of the relationship between attachment and career indecision.
He discusses the development of character, the process of a second separation-individuation, the capacity for affect regulation and the related self-reflective function, and the treatment of adolescent clients, through clinical vignettes from his previously published works.
The relationship between masculinity ideology, loneliness, and separation-individuation difficulties.
Blos expanded the theory of separation-individuation in early childhood (Mahler, Pine, & Bergman, 1975) to the period of adolescence.
In this paper, the relationship between the GRC paradigm and men's separation-individuation difficulties and loneliness is investigated.
In this research, the children's emotional state was studied in the theoretical context of separation-individuation processes.
The aim of the present study was examine the characteristics of separation-individuation in Turkish high school students and to investigate the contribution of sociodemographic variables on this second individuation process of adolescence.
To develop identity and a sense of personal power, adolescents must experience secure connection and attachment with their parents coupled with healthy separation-individuation (Grotevant & Cooper, 1985; Josselson, 1988; Ryan & Lynch, 1989).
Faber continues his examination of object relations theories in chapter two, giving special attention to Mahler's work on the separation-individuation process.
Recapitulation of Separation-Individuation Processes When the Normal Three-Year-Old Enters Nursery School," in Separation-Individuation, p.
Within these works, this female identity is based on relationship-differentiation rather than separation-individuation to reconcile confining gender roles of community with the need for an individual feminine self.
Social contradictions include the expectation of separation-individuation (separating from parents to develop one's own identity) and feminism.