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(1987). Meetings of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Psychoanal Q., 56:746-747.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:746-747

Meetings of the New York Psychoanalytic Society

DISCUSSION: Dr. James M. Herzog noted that Dr. Brody's film drew on the admirable longitudinal research project which she and her husband, Dr. Sidney Axelrad, launched several decades ago. Two fundamental hypotheses guided their work. (1) Optimal object relations development requires experiencing in the first year of life a regular sequence of positive cathexes of need-satisfying (part) objects—of people, things, and beginning ideas. (2) Children whose pattern of object relations at the end of their first year reflects an age-adequate balance of cathexes of these need satisfactions will, in their seventh year, show a balance of sound object relations in general and a superior cathexis of ideas or abstract thinking in particular. Conversely, children whose pattern of object relations in the first year is poor, deficient, or imbalanced will show poorer object relations and poorer capacity for abstract thinking in their seventh year. Dr. Herzog stated that Dr.

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