Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of object relations in English:
A theory describing the relationship felt or the emotional energy directed by the self or ego toward a chosen object.
- Three areas of object-relations (the current life situation, the early infantile relations and the transference relationship) are focused upon to derive a common pattern.
- Booth studied the nature of the object relationships of cancer patients against the background of the object relationships found in tuberculosis patients.
- In Klein's view, the ego or infant has from the beginning a need and a capacity to form object-relationships, in phantasy and reality.
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