OBJECT LOVE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 with regard to psychoanalytic theory, love of a individual that is not like the individual. It is an act of the ego and not the instincts as it is in object cathexis. OBJECT LOVE: "Object love is impossible to measure precisely." Related Psychology Terms CATHEXIS OBJECT LOSS BAD OBJECT PREOEDIPAL SEXUAL OBJECT PART-OBJECT OBJECT OBJECT CHOICE OBJECT CATHEXIS ANACLITIC OBJECT CHOICE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OBJECT LOVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/object-love/ (accessed January 9, 2020).