MAHLER (Object Relations Theory)
Fusion with mother
Constancy of self and object
The psychosocial perspective is comparable with the psychosexual view of development.
In object-relations theory, there is an emphasis on early development as a decisive factor influencing later development.
Children who do not experience the opportunity to differentiate self from others may later develop a narcissistic character disorder.
Heinz Kohut is a leading contemporary psychoanalytic theorist.
Analytic therapy is oriented toward achieving insight.
Object-relations theorists focus on matters such as symbiosis, separation, differentiation, and integration.