PARENT IMAGE

a symbolization of the mother or father which exists in the mind of the person but not automatically as a correct picture.

PARENT IMAGE: "Most children develop parent images which become more aligned with reality as they come to know their parents on a different level during their own adulthood."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PARENT IMAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/parent-image/ (accessed October 15, 2018).
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