object-relations theory

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A theory of object relations developed in the UK by the British-based Austrian psychoanalyst Melanie Klein (1882–1960), the English psychoanalyst Donald Woods Winnicott (1896–1971), the Scottish psychoanalyst W. Ronald D. Fairbairn (1889–1964), the British-based Hungarian psychiatrist Michael Balint (1896–1970), and others. Also called object theory.

Subjects: Social Sciences.

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