PARANOID-SCHIZOID POSITION

with regard to the object relations theory of Melanie Klein, the time from birth until the 6th month of life wherein babies comprehend the world with regard to paranoid items and grow an anxiety with regard to annihilation and persecution because of the power of their death instinct. Babies use many primitive defense strategies to protect against these anxieties, consisting of (i) projection of violence onto an exterior item- (ii) directing their own violence against the imaginary persecutory item- and (iii) inner-projection and splicing of the breast into a bad item and a good item.

PARANOID-SCHIZOID POSITION: "Most people would never dream that their child is affected by any such thing termed as paranoid-schizoid position."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARANOID-SCHIZOID POSITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paranoid-schizoid-position/ (accessed June 15, 2019).
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