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(p. 131) The Mother-Infant Experience of Mutuality 

(p. 131) The Mother-Infant Experience of Mutuality
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(p. 131) The Mother-Infant Experience of Mutuality
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0028
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date: 21 April 2018

In this paper, Winnicott points out that whereas it is generally known that there is almost infinite subtlety in a mother’s management of her baby, it took a long time for psycho-analytic theory to reach to this area of living experience. He makes the comparison between the mother-infant experience and a work of art: resistance to examination of the former is, he argues, analogous to that which occurs when a work of art is being subjected to an analytic process.

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