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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(131) 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.
The newborn body experiences three months of such anaclitic "facilitations" without reaching a stable condition.
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.
Fichman, Koestner, and Zuroff describe two types of depression: anaclitic, which includes feelings of helplessness, fears of being abandoned, and wanting to be cared for and loved; and introjective, which includes intense feelings of inferiority, guilt, worthlessness, and a sense of not living up to abstract standards.
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.
Miller puts it succinctly: "TV has gone beyond the explicit celebration of commodities to the implicit reinforcement of that spectatorial posture which TV requires of us."[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.
If separation from the mother happens after the age of 6 months, when a certain relationship mother--child has been formed, although no identification with a stable image is yet possible, the child's anxious inhibition and disinterest in the outside world (anaclitic depression) can disappear if the child is reunited with his mother.