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1

In self psychology, what is the primary organizing and motivating force of personality?

Self

2

How do children develop strong senses of selfhood?

when they receive empathic responses from early caregivers/self objects and their need are met

3

______ by caretakers result in a lack of self-cohesion

empathic failures

4

What is the object of self psychology?

to help clt develop a greater sense of self cohesion

5

Name three self object needs

mirroring, idealization, twinship/twinning

6

_______ means a child needs an alter ego for a sense of belonging

twinship/twinning

7

_______ validates the child's sense of a perfect self

mirroring

8

Through ______ a child borrows strength from others and identifies with someone more capable

idealization