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individuation

 [in″dĭ-vid″u-a´shun]
1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.
3. in jungian psychology, the process of maturation and development and realization of the individual personality. In immature personalities, the process of individuation and self-realization is delayed. See also jung.

in·di·vid·u·a·tion

(in'di-vid'yū-ā'shŭn),
1. Development of the individual from the specific.
2. In jungian psychology, the process by which one's personality is differentiated, developed, and expressed.
3. Regional activity in an embryo as a response to an organizer.

individuation

/in·di·vid·u·a·tion/ (in″dĭ-vid″u-a´shun)
1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.

individuation

(ĭn′də-vĭj′o͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of individuating, especially the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other.
2. The condition of being individuated; individuality.
3. In Jungian psychology, the gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.
4. Embryology Formation of distinct organs or structures through the interaction of adjacent tissues.

in·di·vid·u·a·tion

(in'di-vij'yū-ā'shŭn)
1. Development of the individual from the specific.
2. jungian psychology The process by which one's personality is differentiated, developed, and expressed.
3. Regional activity in an embryo as a response to an organizer.

individuation

1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.

Patient discussion about individuation

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Only a few individuals can achieve the stage of individuation through a synthesis of the unconscious which Barnes equates with the concept of the Plotinian "ekstasis.
24) As he puts it, '[t]he current loss of individuation is a stage of grammatisation where three individuations, psychic, collective and techno-machinic, generalise the formalisation by calculation (De la misere symbolique, p142)'.
Jung (1954) and Hollis (2005) argued that the majority of adults are in this stage of individuation.
In exploring the relation between separation individuation and attachment, Lapsley and Edgerton (2002) found that only the conflictual independence dimension of separation individuation is consistently associated with adult attachment styles.
The penultimate chapter discusses individuation and the ethics of creativity in depth.
The process of individuation gradually transforms the whole of a person in a unique wholeness.
Allan Wolter has noted that the philosophical question of what precisely individuates something has theological implications: "The problem of individuation in the latter portion of the thirteenth century became one of the more controversial and hotly discussed issues in university circles, especially at Paris and Oxford.
Once deconstructed and re-interpreted through Hebraic optics, the Babel narrative can be appreciated as a life-affirming story wherein a loving Deity (father figure) acted according to the best interests of His children (the Multitude), promoting their emotional maturity and psychological individuation, subsequently creating a space that facilitates the integration of their death anxiety with a vitalizing, life-affirming sense of self.
After adjusting for the potential effects of parental education, maternal education and the economic level of the family, children with ADHD reported a poorer family atmosphere and less individuation of family members than control children.
On the Personal Individuation of the Holy Spirit (2011), and has completed a contextual theology manuscript on the Arab Spring and the role of Arab Christians in the future of the Near East.
Regardless, both outcomes--Shylock's strained absorption and Iago's paralyzing inscrutability--attest that radical individuation is unsustainable in human society.

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