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Winnicott

[ wĭnə-kŏt′ ]
Donald Woods 1896-1971
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British pediatrician and child psychiatrist noted for his contributions to object relations theory, which deals with the relationship between children and familiar, inanimate objects that mitigate anxiety during times of stress.
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