Show Summary Details
Page of

(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality 

(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality
(p. 261) Introduction to Playing and Reality

Donald W. Winnicott

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Clinical Psychology Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 29 May 2020

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.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Clinical Psychology requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.