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Denis, P. (2020). « Importance du rôle de la motricité dans la relation d'objet», de Pierre Marty et Michel Fain. Rev. fr. psychanal., 84(5):1215-1230.

(2020). Revue française de psychanalyse, 84(5):1215-1230

« Importance du rôle de la motricité dans la relation d'objet», de Pierre Marty et Michel Fain

(“The Importance of the Role of Motricity in the Object Relationship” by Pierre Marty and Michel Fain - Presentation, Extracts and Commentaries by Paul Denis: Drives and Motricity)

Paul Denis

In 1954, Pierry Marty and Michel Fain, recent psychoanalysts, presented a report which opened the object-relation to its sensory-motor dimension. Their work was the first psychoanalytic study of what they call “drive motor activity”. From this angle, they envisaged the relations between “external object” and “internal object”, the notion of distance, and discussed different notions participating in the constitution of the ego such as internalization and intellectualization.

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