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During this bestselling textbook, individuals describe theories of standard human improvement complicated through such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. starting with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each one bankruptcy examines corresponding ideologies touching on maturation and improvement in center adolescence, early life, maturity, and outdated age, whereas acknowledging that not anyone idea can surround all features of human improvement. In-depth analyses of the psychology and sociology of improvement supply educators and practitioners with insights into the categorical social contexts of human habit and support determine variables and deviations. This moment version beneficial properties updated empirical details, together with extra reviews on diversified populations, and a brand new bankruptcy on attachment conception, a starting to be niche for brand new clinicians.

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2. The infant’s attention and object libido expand beyond the bodies of the mother and child to transitional objects (usually soft), such as a blanket, a diaper, a stuffed animal, or a pillow. 3. More inanimate objects become part of the infant’s interests and are cathected with both libido and aggression (ambivalence); they may be alternately cuddled and discarded or maltreated. 4. Cuddly toys become less important, except at night when they appear to help the child go from an active to a passive, narcissistic stage.

This second phase is affected by physiological maturation and by psy- 23 24 sonia g. austrian chological maturation as the infant moves from the oral to the anal phase of development. Dr. ” This period is also affected by the aggressive drive, resulting in rage, anger, and disappointment aimed at the object and observed as temper tantrums. Ambivalence and curiosity about the body also characterize this phase. 3. The child internally accepts the mother’s and the environment’s attitude toward bodily cleanliness and control of bladder and bowels.

2. The “part object,” or need-fulfilling relationship, identified by the analyst Melanie Klein, based on the infant’s needs and drive derivatives, where the infant requires the object to meet needs and withdraws again when they are satisfied. Thus the mother is partly externalized. 3. Object constancy; the child maintains an inner image of the object. 4. Ambivalent relationships in the preoedipal, anal-sadistic phase where infancy and toddlerhood 5. 6. 7. 8. the child may be observed as clinging, with fantasies of dominating and controlling the love object.

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