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(p. 265) Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena 

(p. 265) Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena
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(p. 265) Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0052
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date: 16 October 2018

In this paper, Winnicott describes the interstices between illusion and reality and their importance in emotional development. He discusses in detail the use of transitional objects by the infant, and uses two clinical examples to illustrate how the object becomes decathected as cultural interests develop.

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