anaclitic


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anaclitic

[¦an·ə¦klid·ik]
(psychology)
Pertaining to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute for a sense of well-being.
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Previous research correlates anaclitic depression with dependency and introjective depression with self-criticism.
17] Solipsistic ads are another way television ends up pointing at itself, keeping the viewer's relation to his furniture at once alienated and anaclitic.
Session Name of tape 1 Quiet Music 2 Relationships 3 Nurturing Pachelbel Canon 4 [no music] * 5 Transitions 6 Comforting/ Anaclitic 7 Mostly Bach (portion of first selection) Positive Affect Faure--Pavane 8 Expanded Awareness * In session 4, L.