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Transitional objects: idealization of a phenomenon.

Authors
  • Brody, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1980
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
561–605
Identifiers
PMID: 7422746
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Winnicott's thesis about transitional objects and transitional phenomena indicates that Kleinian theory, as well as his own preference for imaginative play with ideas, influenced his interpretation of his discovery and led to misapplications of its meaning. An alternative interpretation of its meaning, one that may be aligned more easily with other clinical data, is submitted. A brief review of the literature is appended.

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