What is OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY? What does OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY mean?



[Laughter] objects Relations Syrian psychoanalytic psychology is the process of developing a psyche in relation to others in the environment during childhood based on psychodynamic theory the object relations theory suggests that the way people relate to others and situations in their adult lives is shaped by family experiences during infancy for example an adult to experienced neglect or abuse in infancy would expect similar behavior from others who remind them of the neglectful or abusive parent from their past these images of people and events turn into objects in the unconscious that the self carries into adulthood and they are used by the unconscious to predict people's behavior and their social relationships and interactions the first object in someone is usually an internalized image of one's Mulder internal objects are formed by the patterns and one's experience of being taken care of as a baby which may or may not be accurate representations of the actual external caretakers objects are usually internalized images of one's mother father or primary caregiver although they could also consist of parts of a person such as an infant relating to the breasts or things in one's inner world once internalized image of others later experiences can reshape these early patterns but objects often continue to exert a strong influence throughout life objects are initially comprehended in the infant mind by their functions and are termed part objects the breast that feeds the hungry infant is a good breast while a hungry infant that finds no breast is in relation to the bad breast with a good-enough facilitating environment part object functions eventually transform into a comprehension of whole objects this corresponds with the ability to tolerate ambiguity to see that both the good and the bad breasts are a part of the same mother figure

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

Related Post