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(p. 309) Preface to The Family and Individual Development 

(p. 309) Preface to The Family and Individual Development
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(p. 309) Preface to The Family and Individual Development
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0043
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date: 13 December 2019

Winnicott’s preface to his book The Family and Individual Development gives a statement of its central topic: the family and the theory of the emotional growth of the human child. Winnicott proposes that the prototype of the place where the developing child meets society lies in the original meeting point for us all, the infant-mother relationship. Included are Winnicott’s acknowledgements for the book.

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