Psychic growth and reciprocity. Psychoanalytical infant observation and socio-cultural factors.

Miller, Lynda (2008) Psychic growth and reciprocity. Psychoanalytical infant observation and socio-cultural factors. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 11 (3). pp. 275-283. ISSN 1369-8036 Full text available

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This paper considers the contribution of cultural factors to infant development in different societal contexts which can promote either independence or a sense of belonging. The means by which cultural expectations are communicated from parent to baby is explored in terms of the positive and negative projective identifications which can help or hinder development. Material from infant observation and other sources is used to illustrate the main points of the paper. 1 This paper was originally given at a conference ‘La normale complessita del venire al mondo’ in Modena, Italy, September 2006.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Infant Observation © 2008 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Infant Observation is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1369-8036&volume=11&issue=3&spage=275
Uncontrolled Keywords: dependency, development, imitation, pseudo-independence, projective identification, reciprocity, second skin
Subjects: Race and Culture > Race and Culture- Social Welfare
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 13:41
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 16:34
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/84

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