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Object Attachment

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Psychiatry related information on Object Attachment

  • CONCLUSIONS: Comorbid axis II disorders, more than axis I disorders, may be associated with problems in object relations and reality testing in methadone patients [1].
  • Support for construct validity came from moderate correlations with concurrent BASC and PIA scores, analyses of variance showing greater deficits in object relations in pathological subgroups compared with normals, and a trend analysis showed that Alienation scores followed a lawful relationship with increasing severity of psychopathology [2].
  • Using concepts from object relations theory, the author extends the theories of eating disorders advanced by Freud and Bruch [3].
  • I have shown that much of what Freud wrote about ideas which are now called mental representation, drive and instinct, mental object relationships, developmental differentiation, ego-id-superego, regression, repression and cathexis is missing in Strachey's wording [4].
  • Changing developmental roles in relation to individuation, object relations, identification, and identity formation are a few of the factors that contribute to adolescent homosexuality [5].

High impact information on Object Attachment

  • The present study examined four dimensions of object relations, as measured by the Thematic Apperception Test, in a sample of adolescent borderlines, psychiatric comparison subjects, and normals [6].
  • Young adult participants (N = 65; median age 28) completed the Reciprocal Attachment Questionnaire (West, Sheldon, &Reiffer, 1987), provided a set of interpersonal narratives rated using the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS; Westen, Barends, Leigh, Mendel, &Silbert, 1994), and completed other relationship-related measures [7].
  • This paper examines the psychopathology of Hannibal Lecter, the fictional killer and cannibal in Thomas Harris's trilogy: Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal from an object relations point of view [8].
  • Using theoretical concepts derived from Freud, Klein and Bion, he develops the idea of an internal object relationship, 'the collaboration with the unconscious other', which forms the basis for both creative thinking and the psychoanalytic function of the personality [9].
  • Convergent validity of Rorschach and TAT scales of object relations [10].

Chemical compound and disease context of Object Attachment

  • In this study, the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (Western, Barends, Leigh, Mendel, & Silbert, 1990) developed for interview data (Relationship Episodes; Luborsky, 1990) was used to assess the object representations of 33 men and 38 women entering psychotherapy [11].
  • While the research on the use of the Rorschach to assess object relations has been comprehensively reviewed in 1990 by Fishler, Sperling, and Carr and by Stricker and Healey, the research on the use of the Rorschach to assess object representations has not [12].
  • The group psychotherapist as contemporary mystic: a bionic object relations perspective [13].

Gene context of Object Attachment

  • Similarly Kernberg ignores the fact that Freud too had an object-relations theory, but implies instead that Freud never fully worked out this aspect of his theory [14].
  • Homosexuality as a diagnostic category has been of limited value since the sexual functioning, ego development, and object relations of patients are not always correlated [15].
  • Originally developed by Freud and Abraham, it gradually became a shibboleth that identified both the Kleinian and the Independent schools in Great Britain and the object relations school within the American school of ego psychology [16].
  • The superego concept. Part I: historical review; object relations approach [17].
  • "The 'Bad Mother' Freud has never seen": Otto Rank and the birth of object-relations theory [18].


  1. Assessment of object relations and reality testing in methadone patients. Rutherford, M.J., Cacciola, J.S., Alterman, A.I., McKay, J.R. The American journal of psychiatry. (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Bell object relations inventory for adolescents and children: reliability, validity, and factorial invariance. Bell, M. Journal of personality assessment. (2003) [Pubmed]
  3. Eating disorders, addictions, and unconscious fantasy. Schneider, J.A. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. (1995) [Pubmed]
  4. Strachey's influence: a preliminary report. Ornston, D. The International journal of psycho-analysis. (1982) [Pubmed]
  5. The psychoanalytic perspective of adolescent homosexuality: a review. Mills, J.K. Adolescence. (1990) [Pubmed]
  6. Object relations in borderline adolescents. Westen, D., Ludolph, P., Lerner, H., Ruffins, S., Wiss, F.C. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (1990) [Pubmed]
  7. The relationship of adult attachment constructs to object relational patterns of representing self and others. Calabrese, M.L., Farber, B.A., Westen, D. The journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. Hannibal Lecter: the honey in the lion's mouth. Gregory, B. American journal of psychotherapy. (2002) [Pubmed]
  9. Collaborating with the unconscious other. The analysand's capacity for creative thinking. Rather, L. The International journal of psycho-analysis. (2001) [Pubmed]
  10. Convergent validity of Rorschach and TAT scales of object relations. Ackerman, S.J., Hilsenroth, M.J., Clemence, A.J., Weatherill, R., Fowler, J.C. Journal of personality assessment. (2001) [Pubmed]
  11. Cognitive and affective representations of people and MCMI-II personality psychopathology. Porcerelli, J.H., Cogan, R., Hibbard, S. Journal of personality assessment. (1998) [Pubmed]
  12. On the assessment of self- and object representations from the Rorschach: a review of the research and commentary. Frank, G. Psychological reports. (1995) [Pubmed]
  13. The group psychotherapist as contemporary mystic: a bionic object relations perspective. Schermer, V.L. International journal of group psychotherapy. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. Kernberg's object-relations theory: a critical evaluation. Klein, M., Tribich, D. The International journal of psycho-analysis. (1981) [Pubmed]
  15. Homosexuality: some diagnostic perspectives and dynamic considerations. Lachmann, F.M. American journal of psychotherapy. (1975) [Pubmed]
  16. Orphans of the 'Real': II. The future of object relations theory in the treatment of the psychoses and other primitive mental disorders. Grotstein, J.S. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. (1995) [Pubmed]
  17. The superego concept. Part I: historical review; object relations approach. Guerrero, A.C. Psychoanalytic review. (1981) [Pubmed]
  18. "The 'Bad Mother' Freud has never seen": Otto Rank and the birth of object-relations theory. Kramer, R. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. (1995) [Pubmed]
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