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Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications$
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Otto F. Kernberg

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101393

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101393.001.0001

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Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theories

Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theories

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(p.26) 2 Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theories
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Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications
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Otto F. Kernberg

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300101393.003.0002

This chapter discusses the different object relations theories in psychoanalysis. It presents different definitions of object relation theory and examines the controversies surrounding this topic. The rest of the chapter takes a look at the representative object relations theories, as stated by Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott, Harry Stack Sullivan, Edith Jacobson, Margaret Mahler, and Otto Kernberg.

Keywords:   object relation theory, psychoanalysis, Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott, Harry Stack Sullivan, Edith Jacobson, Margaret Mahler, Otto Kernberg

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