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phobic technique


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In psychoanalysis, one of the defensive techniques proposed by the Scottish psychoanalyst W. Ronald D. Fairbairn (1889–1964). It involves externalization of both the good object and the bad object, causing the phobic person to feel threatened by external forces. See also splitting of the object. Compare hysterical technique, obsessional technique, paranoid technique.

Subjects: Psychology.


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