Melanie Klein
#2073 Overall Influence

Melanie Klein

British Austrian born psychoanalyst

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Melanie Klein was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst known for her work in child analysis. She was the primary figure in the development of object relations theory. Klein suggested that pre-verbal existential anxiety in infancy catalyzed the formation of the unconscious, resulting in the unconscious splitting of the world into good and bad idealizations. In her theory, how the child resolves that split depends on the constitution of the child and the character of nurturing the child experiences; the quality of resolution can inform the presence, absence, and/or type of distresses a person experiences later in life.

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University of Vienna
University of Vienna

Public university in Vienna, Austria

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#25 World Rank
Psychology