Object Relations

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Object Relations 10/03/2008 13:08:00 Evolution of Psychoanalytic Thought Classic (Id) Psychoanalysis (1900-1940s) Neo-Freudian Interpretations (1930s-1970s) o Jung, Adler, Erikson, Horney, Fromm More emphasis on conscious conflicts; less on sex Ego-Psychology and Object Relations o Developing and regulating a sense of self o Object Relations Theory (1950s-1990s) Self in context of inter-personal relationships Today: Attachment Theory “Psychodynamic” perspective (Today) o Employing concepts from the psychoanalytic tradition Object Relations Theory Inter-personal relations key o Objects = self-relevant entities Often significant people in our lives o Objects are represented in the mind Possibility for mismatch between image and reality Main Themes o All relationships = satisfaction and frustrations; love and hate inevitable o Part vs. Whole of Object (e.g., breast vs. mother)
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 360 taught by Professor Krizan during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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