The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology - Part II, The Four Senses of Self, Chapter 5, The Sense of a Core Self, II, Self with Other Summary & Analysis

Daniel N. Stern
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Part II, The Four Senses of Self, Chapter 5, The Sense of a Core Self, II, Self with Other Summary and Analysis

The last chapter covers the infant's sense of self versus other but not the sense of self with other, a sense which can be among the most forceful in life. Yet how can this social nature of infant experience be captured? Stern will argue that the experiences of being with an other are active acts of integration which comes about due to the active integration of a distinct self with a distinct other. The infant is embedded within a social matrix which is the consequence of the actions of others. Thus, Stern will conceive of the infant's subjective viewpoint as a "we self" and the solitary self...

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