PRIMITIVE SUPEREGO

A concept first presented by British psychoanalyst James Strachey, this theory identifies primitive superego as an early form of superego that is the result of the exposure to particularly harsh or terrifying objects.

PRIMITIVE SUPEREGO: "Primitive superego is found in object relations theory."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMITIVE SUPEREGO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primitive-superego/ (accessed May 12, 2021).
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