Notes on some schizoid mechanisms.

@article{Klein1946NotesOS,
  title={Notes on some schizoid mechanisms.},
  author={Melanie Klein},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={1946},
  volume={27 Pt 3-4},
  pages={
          99-110
        }
}
  • M. Klein
  • Published 1946
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
I propose to summarize some of the conclusions presented in this paper. One of my main points was the suggestion that in the first few months of life anxiety is predominantly experienced as fear of persecution and that this contributes to certain mechanisms and defenses which characterize the paranoid and schizoid positions. Outstanding among these defenses is the mechanism of splitting internal and external objects, emotions, and the ego. These mechanisms and defenses are part of normal… Expand
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