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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Refining Said's formulation, David Bunn suggests that the colonial encounter with landscape generates "an exaggerated form of anaclisis, or 'propping' of one landscape paradigm upon another (Bunn, 2002, page 144).