The musings of babies. Reflective thinking, emotion and the re-integration of the good object

Dubinsky, Alex (2010) The musings of babies. Reflective thinking, emotion and the re-integration of the good object. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 13 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 1369-8036

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Symbolic gestures and play show that when babies feel they cannot turn towards their mother in the external world, they may rely on unconscious thinking and feelings to restore their relationship with the good internal mother. This process, which appears to be conducive to emotional and cognitive development, enables them to turn back to their mother in external reality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unconscious Thinking, Emotion, Internal World, Symbolic Play, Symbolic Gesture
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Babies
Department/People: Visiting Lecturer
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 17:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 17:48
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/461

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