L'uso della fantasticheria come modalità difensiva nel passaggio dalla latenza alla pubertà.

  • Cirnigliaro C
  • Terziani G
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Adopting both a theoretical and a clinical perspective, the authors explore the use of daydreaming as a defensive form of behaviour aimed at affording protection against the specific anxieties arising during pubertal development. Indeed, whilst already active during the latency period, day-dreaming can acquire a different value during puberty, undergoing a variation in its use in order to avoid the psychic work proper to this (pubertal) phase of development. After a brief theoretical definition of day-dreaming as understood by Winnicott, the authors consider its defensive use in a developmental light through the presentation of two clinical cases. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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  • Adolescent Development
  • Childhood Development
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • daydreaming
  • defensive behavior
  • latency period
  • puberty

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  • Cristina Cirnigliaro

  • Gabriele Terziani

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