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(p. 91) The Depressive Position 

(p. 91) The Depressive Position
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(p. 91) The Depressive Position
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271435.003.0015
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date: 06 December 2019

In the first chapter of Part III, on the depressive position (as described by Melanie Klein), Winnicott looks at the emotions of concern and guilt and how inner personal psychic reality grows from these. He also demonstrates his ideas using tables, recapitulating his views on the depressive position, and referring to repression, to the management of good and bad forces within the self, and to the accompanying potential for inner richness and complexity within the developing self.

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