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Primary Maternal Preoccupation

Primary Maternal Preoccupation  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 5, 1955-1959

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Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458430
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0039
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271374
In this paper Winnicott describes a state following the birth of a child for every mother which he terms primary maternal preoccupation. He considers that in this post partum state the ... More
The Capacity to Be Alone

The Capacity to Be Alone  

Donald W. Winnicott

in The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott: Volume 5, 1955-1959

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Series: 
The Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458430
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0060
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190271374
Winnicott discusses what makes it possible for the human being to develop a capacity to be alone. He states that, at first, for the infant, there is no experience of its own body as ... More

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