Assignment 1 - A critical analysis of the theories of Klein and Winnicott
Added on - Sep 2019
This report is on "object relations theories Klein and Winnicott". The essay requires that you not only describe their theories but also offer some analysis of them. This means using material from the literature that you have read to demonstrate critical understanding. Use the module descriptor to identify which theories you will be writing about. his essay is intended for you to demonstrate knowledge and some critical understanding of the key aspects of both Klein’s and Winnicott’s theories of the unconscious.
Key Aspects of Klein and Winnicott Theory
From the above report "object relations theories Klein and Winnicott", we conclude that the best method to structure the essay is to compare their theories as you go along rather than describe Klein’s and then Winnicott’s theories separately. If you describe Klein’s theory of the death instinct then also discuss Winnicott’s view. For Klein's unconscious phantasy, paranoid-schizoid position, depressive position, part-objects, whole-objects, splitting, projective identification, the death instinct, envy, gratitude, reparation. For Winnicott absolute dependence, unthinkable anxieties, holding, impingement, false self, true self, potential space, transitional objects and phenomena, play, the capacity to be alone.