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us: Transitional objects (Psychology)


  • Here are entered works on objects, such as a child's security blanket, which act as comforting agents and in which considerable emotional attachment is invested.
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    • us: Attachment objects (Psychology)
    • us: Objects, Transitional (Psychology)
    • us: Solacing objects (Psychology)
    • us: Transitional phenomena (Psychology)
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Psychology
  • Related Terms

    • us: Attachment behavior
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: The solace paradigm: an eclectic search for psychological immunity, 1987 (Solacing objects; attachment objects; transitional objects)
    • found: Campbell psych. dict.
    • found: Kaplan psych., 4th ed.: p. 560 ("Patients in psychotherapy may develop transitional object-like attachments at any age that fulfill ... and play a useful supporting role in the psychotherapeutic process")
    • found: Penguin dict. psych. ("an object used by a child as a comforter ... there is considerable emotional attachment invested in the object. Term derives from psychoanalytic theory where the object is viewed as a psych. bridge allowing the child to make the transition from primitive narcissism to mature emotional attachment to others")
    • notfound: MESH;NIH;Baker encyc. psych.;Psych. abst.;Thes. psych. ind. terms;Chaplin dict. psych.;Eysenck encyc. psych.;Harriman encyc. psych.;Harre & Lamb encyc. dict. psych.;Evans psych.;English comp. dict. psych.
  • LC Classification

    • BF175.5.T73
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on objects, such as a child's security blanket, which act as comforting agents and in which considerable emotional attachment is invested.
  • Change Notes

    • 1987-04-16: new
    • 2004-10-26: revised
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