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In psychoanalysis, the action of selecting a person or a type of person as a love-object. The element object refers not to an inanimate thing but to an instinctual object. See anaclitic object-choice, narcissistic object-choice, Oedipus complex. See also good object, instinctual object, part object, splitting of the object, transitional object, whole object.

Subjects: Psychology.

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