Karen Horney and ORT

Karen Horney and ORT - self Contributed to psychoanalytic...

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Philosophical Assumptions: Freedom vs determinism: -Determined by our environment, upbringing (parenting), the individual’s experiences with the world Heredity vs Environment: -Environment- it’s our social interactions that make us who we are Proactivity vs Reactivity: -Reactivity- we are simply reacting to our environment. Individualistic vs. Collectivistic/Relational: -Relational- our personality is governed by our relationships with objects
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Object Relations Theory The inborn drive to form and maintain human relationships, from which all other drives gain meaning. Object=person or thing with which humans develop relationships
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Melanie Klein Our earliest object relations are the building blocks of our
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Unformatted text preview: self Contributed to psychoanalytic theory- children slowly develop relationships to the world with their distinction between unconscious fantasies and real experiences. Good-me Bad-me Margaret Mahler Biological birth of a child (distinct event) psychological birth of an individual (gradual process) Separation-individuation: begins at month four and leads to a stable self-concept at 3 years. Separation equals physical differentiation from ones caregiver and individuation means psychological growth away from ones caregiver toward ones unique self....
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