object choice

ob·ject choice

(ob'jekt choys),
In psychoanalysis, the object (usually a person) on which psychic energy is centered.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ob·ject choice

(ob'jekt choys)
psychoanalysis The object (usually a person) on which (or whom) psychic energy is centered.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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First, the digital extends the spaces of sex/sexuality beyond the immediately proximate, simultaneously expanding the potential for non-human object choice in intimate encounters.
For Klein, who invented this concept, the projective identification mechanism is a means of narcissistic identification--another being, according to Freud, "the narcissistic object choice" in da Vinci.
In "On Narcissism: An Introduction," Freud (1914/1957) described narcissism 1) as a form of sexual perversion as well as a characteristic of all perversions; 2) as a stage in libidinal development; 3) as an underlying characteristic of schizophrenia (because of the withdrawal of libido from the external world); and 4) with reference to a type of object choice wherein the object is selected because it represents what the subject was, is, or would like to be.
Not detect the difference between a case of reproductive and sexual object choice and generally accepted moral laws of society, on the consideration of this issue in there production of the work prevents nestle when it comes to sexuality; however, very little sexual action, reproductive purposes.
As sexology gave way to psychiatry as the basis for understanding homosexuality, the social and clinical perception of the lesbian shifted from a matter of sexual inversion (the "inborn" manifestation of masculine gender traits) to one of object choice. As a result, the femme, the woman who acts feminine yet makes lesbian object choices, emerged as a much more pressing national security concern specifically because, unlike the butch, she could "pass" and so "could infiltrate the institutions of heterosexuality and destabilize them by continuing to participate in the lesbian subculture" (34).
What Freud was never uncertain about was the innate bisexuality of all individuals and that this meant that anyone could potentially make a homosexual object choice. In fact, Freud (1905) postulated that at one point in everyone's early development, they had made a homosexual object choice.
As Ahmed demonstrates, deviation from this line of desire and reasoning not only threatens the presumed naturalness of orientation towards "oppositely sexed" object choice but also threatens to destabilize the basis for familial reproduction.
The Straight State is divided into two parts: "Nascent Policing" and "Explicit Regulation." Canaday traces the convergence of these ideas, as the state joins the policing of the gender invert with the regulation of sexual object choice to form something akin to the contemporary dualism of "gay" and "straight." She breaks each of the two parts into three sections covering immigration, the military, and welfare.
constituting a narcissistic object choice made according to the Freudian
In some men who have the tendency to divide the object choice into two parts, wife/mother and lover, marriage reduces the distance between the two components; and in the ensuing synthesis, desire can become a casualty of marriage.
The majority of my projects deal with complications of the straight versus gay dichotomy, which I find an oversimplification of sexuality--and neither of which adequately reflects my `bad object choice'".