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Stephen, A. (1945). A Note on Ambivalence. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 26:55-58.

(1945). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 26:55-58

A Note on Ambivalence

Adrian Stephen

In a recent article Dr. Fairbairn (1944) raises a point which I have long felt to need more discussion. Speaking of the origin and consequences of ambivalence he remarks that we cannot content ourselves with saying that the infant becomes ambivalent: 'From the point of view of the infant himself it is a case of his mother becoming an ambivalent object, i.e. an object which is both good and bad.

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