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*libido/urges are focuses on creating relationships not pleasure

*early libidinal objects become prototypes for later relationships, good or bad

*bad parenting leads to splitting
*drama that occurs between internalized and actual relationships

*concepts of “ego weakness,” “the regressed self,” “the inner child,” and “baby self”

*psychoanalysis can give w/drawn self opportunity for healthy growth, development; get in touch with other persons and objects
British Object Relations Theorists: Major concepts
*development does not reach complete independence and autonomy as in American school

*internal representations take on deep emotional resonance
American Object Relations Theorists: Major concepts
*object constancy—establishment in the psyche of a stable, benign, positive representation of the mother (and others) that holds in the face of absence, disappointment, or anger
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