PRIMARY MATERNAL PREOCCUPATION

British Psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott postulated the theory that, immediately after giving birth, the mother becomes fixated with the infant to the point where everything and everyone else plays a secondary role. This, he theorized, made her even more sensitive to the infant's needs.

PRIMARY MATERNAL PREOCCUPATION: "Primary Maternal Preoccupation on Maria's pat was so powerful, that her husband began to feel ignored."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMARY MATERNAL PREOCCUPATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-maternal-preoccupation/ (accessed December 14, 2019).
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