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Image Body Self - Late Body Ego



  • cognative style - Parataxic (the undifferentiated wholeness of experience is broken down into parts, which are still not connected in any logical way; they "just happen", depending on circumstances); Magical primary process (unable to distinguish, e.g., a cave, a box, a womb, and a cup, because all share the prediicate "hollowness" and the part "opening", al belong to the class of "hollow objects with one opening", each object viewed as identical with each of the others), multivalent images, confusion or "blurring" of subject and object; sensorimotor completion
  • affective elements - Sustained emotions, wishes, anxiety, rudimentary desires
  • conative or motovational factors Wish-fulfillment, anxiety-reduction, factors - prolonged survival and safety
  • temporal mode - extended present
  • mode of self - non-reflexive body-image ("good-me", "bad-me" and "not-me")
  • chronological age - from 15 to 18 months to 2 years



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