MOTHER FIGURE

in the context of psychoanalytic theory, a mother figure is a person which an individual transfers their feelings onto as they would their real mother.

MOTHER FIGURE: "The mother figure for an individual will be one who occupies the mothering role with a child."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MOTHER FIGURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mother-figure/ (accessed November 21, 2019).
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