a development phase where a baby slowly differentiates himself from the mother and is aware of their own identity. It was defined by Austrian child psychoanalyst Margaret Mahler (1897-1985)|

SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION: "Separation-individuation was first described by Margaret Mahler, an Austrian Child psychoanalyst, 1887-1985."
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