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Entries from May 2009

Winnicott, the “False Self” and Contemporary Media Celebrity

May 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

One of Winnicott’s important distinctions is between the “true self” and the “false self.”  He gives these terms a specific, technical definition that’s different from our conventional understanding of them.  They arise out of his theory of infant development.  A baby has an innate sense of its own potentiality.  It originates needs, expresses wants and […]

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