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What is the focus of object relations?

relationship between infant & mother and the impact on infants development of self


During this stage the infant is self centered

autistic stage (birth -1 mon)


When does an Infant begins to understand mother is separate being

symbolic stage (1-5 mon)


During the _______ the infant begins to separate from care taker, becomes more mobile and wants to act independently

separation and individuation stage (5-9 mon)


During this stage, the Infant internalizes image if caregiver and understands they will exist even when they are not present

object constancy (24-48 mon)


During this substage, the infant walks freely and becomes distant from the mother

practicing (9-15 mon)


During this substage, the infant is once again close to the mother

reapproachment (15-24 months)