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(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality 

(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality
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(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0051
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date: 23 January 2018

Winnicott’s introduction to his book Playing and Reality is a development of his paper ‘Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena’, drawing attention to the paradox involved in the use by the infant of the transitional object and its value for every individual who is capable of being enriched by the cultural link with past and future. He is no longer making direct observations, but notes much research in this area done by Renata Gaddini, Joseph Solomon, Olive Stephenson and others.

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