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Psychology notes 9/30/10 Study carefully and make mind-map on: 8th edition: page 156-173 9th edition: page 137-154 link 1 the syllabus website read the part of tony buzan’s valuable schedule for reviews link 2 “experiment requirement” There are two phases in development: 1. Internalization (Introjection): • pulling in the external environment, to be the structure of the child’s own mind. 2. Projection: • The good and bad objects that are now part of the child’s mind, are projected out onto the external environment. Notice how projection of object relations is really the basis of transference. Problems created in your daily life Virtually all problems at work, with lovers, with friends, marriages, etc are due to object relations; i.e., projecting onto the situation, the family structure of your childhood. We fail to see the other person or situation for what it really is- and the situation quickly becomes a disastrous mess. The problem is that no one is aware that they are projecting the family structure onto the current situation This is why it is important to know yourself: i.e., the internal object-relations in your mind, because you can catch yourself projecting and you can stop it. Note other people ( a boss, lover, etc) can easily learn to manipulate you via your collection of internal objects. The internal objects are like buttons that other people can press, to make you loose your temper, feel helpless, etc. When you know your internal objects you can avoid being manipulated. The inventor of object relations theory was Melanie Klein. Freud was the father of psychoanalysis. Melanie Klein was the mother of psychoanalysis. She is the other great genius of psychoanalysis. We will now study her in depth. Melanie Klein- great genius of psychoanalysis Born in 1882 Vienna, died 1960 London Klein is the first to closely psychoanalyze children.
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She developed play technique to analyze children even younger than 3. Klein’s technique 1. Play as Free Association • Klein discovered, to her surprise, that when asked about their fantasies, children produced an astonishing unending stream on fantasies • She introduced toys. Discovered that the children treated the objects as alive, lovable, loving, menacing, pitiable, etc. The objects lived, felt, and died. The children acted out endless dramas with these objects • She interpreted the relations between the objects as expressing the internal psychology of the child. • She proposed that the therapist can use the play of the child in the same way as the therapist can use free association in the adult. • Play (child) = Free association (adult) Psychology Notes 10/4/10 New hw (number 3) – p154-168 Interpretation relieves anxiety- she was amazed to discover that giving a child a correct interpretation relieves the child’s anxiety Klein’s technique with Adults People are always projecting out the basis of transference, and it supposedly happens at the very
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