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Psychology: Melanie Klein

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Bryan Tran

on 20 April 2011

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Melanie Klein March 30, 1882 – September 22, 1960 Melanie Klein is an important psychoanalyst and perhaps the most important woman psychoanalyst who has ever lived. Despite this, she is also one of the lesser known psychoanalyst. With the development of her own approach to psychoanalysis, Klein marked the beginning of what is called object relations theory. Field of Work Klein worked as a psychoanalytic pschologist. As stated earlier, she inaugurated something known as the object relations theory. This theory states that, "A person's mind develops as it grows in relation to the environment around it." In her line of work she noticed that no one had tried analyzing children. So, then onwards she developed a technique of child psychology that is still used today. "One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults."

- Melanie Klein Sigmund Frued also had an object relations theory. However, his described that sexual desires satisfy their need through a medium or object. Life Klein was born in Vienna into a middle-class Jewish family, 1882. At the age of twenty-one she married Arthur Klein, an industrial chemist. Eventually she had three children. She began her first course of psycoanalysis in 1910, with Sandor Ferenczi A while after she became a full member of the Hungarian Psycho-Analytic Society, she left her husband and moved to Berlin with her children. Therefore becoming a member of the Berlin Psycho-Analytic Society. In 1926 she moved again. This time to London, and became a member of the the British Psycho-Analytic Society. She spent the rest of her life in London. In 1960, she died of cancer. http://www.psych.yorku.ca/femhop/Melanie%20Klein.htm
http://www.sonoma.edu/users/d/daniels/objectrelations.html THE END
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