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object relations

Emotional attachment to other persons or objects.
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Proponents of Levinas's work may not find Alford's critique convincing, however, for he spends a very large part of this work comparing Levinas to his own favourite writers (the British object relations theorist Winnicott, in particular) and the foil he creates between Levinas and the Frankfurt School.
Nancy Chodorow (1989) examined the notion of a 'differentiated self' in context of object relations theory, referred to as an 'umbrella theory' for post-Freudian thought which includes ideas of other known theorists, such as Erikson (1968) and Kohut (1977).
These initial chapters are followed by three lengthy chapters devoted to Barth's theological anthropology, object relations psychology, and a comparison of the ideas found in each.
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.
Object relations theory sheds light on the concept of self and attachment needs in the context of intimate relationships and suggests which needs are healthy or unhealthy.
Object relations as a term "refers to specific intrapsychic structures, to an aspect of ego organization, and not to external interpersonal relationships.
Close attention is paid to problematic areas and blindspots in the theoretical texts, and Pearce also discusses deficiencies in theorization of the three categories, particularly that of gender, offering suggestions for their supplementation by a consideration of aspects of reader-response theory, postmodernism, or even psychoanalysis, though her object relations is of the Chodorow rather than the Klein school.
In object relations theory and related variants, the psychic economy in never merely an internal affair, the regulation of unconscious drive conflict alone.
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.
Winnicott, a prominent member of the British object relations school of psychoanalysis, are related to disability adjustment and rehabilitation processes in this paper.

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