Was first described by Karen D. Homey, a U.S. psychoanalyst who noted the feelings of hostility between an infant and their parents due to the infants exponential interest in independence away from the family unit and the parents desire for the infant to remain.

BASIC HOSTILITY: "The degree of basic hostility tends to increase with age due to increased feelings of a constricted environment by the infant.."
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