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(p. 371) Note on Infant Observation 

(p. 371) Note on Infant Observation
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(p. 371) Note on Infant Observation
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0065
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date: 21 April 2018

In this note, Winnicott explains that a discussion of infant observation properly belongs to the scientific meetings of psychoanalytic research workers because a better view of infancy can be obtained through the psychoanalytic study of the child and adults than by direct observation. This is especially true if the patient does in fact need in the transference a degree of dependence that belongs properly to earliest and early infancy.

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