transitional object


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transitional object

an object used by many children as a substitute for a parent who is absent (usually temporarily) to help them deal with separation; typically, a blanket or stuffed toy.

transitional object

an object used by a child to provide comfort and security while he or she is away from a secure base, such as mother or home.

tran·si·tion·al ob·ject

(tran-zish'ŭn-ăl ob'jekt)
An object used by many children as a substitute for a parent who is absent (usually temporarily) to help them deal with separation; typically, a blanket or stuffed toy.
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The power of a transitional object is not to be underrated; according to one survey, 35 percent of British adults still sleep with a teddy bear.
In describing the developmental origin of the transitional object in infancy, Winnicott stated, "It comes from without from our point of view, but not so from the point of view of the baby.
Much has been made of Esther's doll, and of dolls more widely, as the transitional object theorized by D.
A childhood transitional object can relieve anxiety in a camper who is struggling to reconcile the home experience with that of the camp experience, especially at bedtime (Winnicott, 1953).
Children often have a transitional object, such as a special toy or blanket that brings them comfort as they learn to separate from others and cope with their increasing independence.
Suzanne has chosen, however, an uncannily apt substitute, a transitional object, Song, the Chinese filmmaker/babysitter/transnational outsider who is able to connect Simon to his mother's world.
T - Transitional objects A transitional object is a comforter that allows a child to make the transition to independence from the mother.
He can talk about the mental mechanisms of the artist but not about the experience of communication in art and religion unless he is willing to peddle in the intermediate area whose ancestor is the transitional object (p184).
This transitional object took us decades to find, and it provides us with a unique opportunity to observe a pulsar's intense magnetic field in action, said Sergio Campana, an astronomer at Brera Observatory in Merate, Italy, and a co-author of a paper appearing in journal Nature today.
Co-author Sergio Campana, an astronomer at Brera Observatory in Merate, Italy, said that this transitional object took decades to find, and it provides them with a unique opportunity to observe a pulsar's intense magnetic field in action.
And that's because, according to new research, a child's transitional object, as the researchers call it, is a precious second only to Mum and sometimes more than Mum.
Bollas argues that the infant's creation of the transitional object displaces its experience of the transformational process of development 'from the mother-environment (where it originated) into countless subjective-objects, so [.
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