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Rosenfeld, H. (1983). Primitive Object Relations and Mechanisms. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 64:261-267.
    

(1983). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 64:261-267

Primitive Object Relations and Mechanisms

Herbert Rosenfeld

SUMMARY

In the first part of this paper I have concentrated on Melanie Klein's description of early infantile positive and negative object relations, which, in her view, start from birth onwards. I have also described the defences which arise in early infancy, which Melanie Klein stressed particularly in her papers in 1935 and 1946. I have discussed in greater detail those processes which Melanie Klein and others, including myself, have described under the term projective identification.

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