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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In other words, the anaclitic condition disguises self-love, while the apparent self-love of the feminine narcissist is rooted in a basic reliance on another active lover.
Father Antoine's identification with Toussaint is anaclitic in the sense that when looking at the rebel leader, he (Napoleon/the reader) sees abject difference in the form of a black exterior, a corrupting and corrupted corporeality.
Conversely, for the adolescent who expresses the wish to die, therapy is directed at anaclitic depression.
Wallace's recourse to the anaclitic infant, meanwhile, enacts a paradoxically aggressive renunciation of critical authority.
Kristeva says that during the anaclitic period of the first three months, the baby begins to experience discreteness through.
It is, as Freud might say, anaclitic in the way it leans on the writing-body of Hughes and Assia Wevill's embodiment as burning paper.
Previous research correlates anaclitic depression with dependency and introjective depression with self-criticism.
The infant's hostility may then be turned inward against the self, resulting in such behavior as self-biting, self-hair pulling, or other forms of self-injury, including somatic illness; or there may be avoidance of the mother, a regression in development to a more passive position, or a retreat to the even greater distortion of an anaclitic depression.
After all, stereotypically male love, according to Freud (69-70), is anaclitic or cathected onto external objects, while feminine desire tends to be narcissistic or fixed on the subject's own libido.
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.