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(p. 359) Ideas and Definitions
(p. 359) Ideas and Definitions

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 23 July 2019

In this early note of ideas, Winnicott gives early definitions of the false self and the true self, transitional objects and transitional phenomena: ‘Transitional object’ was intended to give significance to the first signs in the developing infant of an acceptance of a symbol. Regression to dependence is different from ‘regression’ as applied ordinarily to instinct positions. Good-enough mother is a description of the dependence that belongs to earliest infancy.

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