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(p. 495) Discussion of ‘Grief and Mourning in Infancy’: By John Bowlby 

(p. 495) Discussion of ‘Grief and Mourning in Infancy’: By John Bowlby
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(p. 495) Discussion of ‘Grief and Mourning in Infancy’: By John Bowlby
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0114
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date: 17 July 2018

Winnicott takes the ideas of Bowlby on grief and mourning in infancy to task and argues that his own idea presents a very different point of view. For Winnicott the capacity to mourn implies maturity, something not associated with infancy. Winnicott includes references to the work of Melanie Klein.

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