n. tendency to choose a mate who resembles a parent or parental figure (Psychology)

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  • anaclisis — 1. dependencia emocional de otras personas, situación normal en los niños pero patológica en los adultos. 2. situación en la que una persona de forma consciente o inconsciente elige un objeto de amor, por la similitud que encuentra en éste con la …   Diccionario médico

  • anaclisis — /an euh kluy sis/, n. Psychoanal. the choice of an object of libidinal attachment on the basis of a resemblance to early childhood protective and parental figures. [ < Gk anáklisis a reclining, equiv. to anakli , var. s. of anaklínein to lean… …   Universalium

  • anaclisis — ana·cli·sis (an″ə kliґsis) [ana + Gr. klinein to lean] physical and emotional dependence on another for protection and gratification; used to refer to the normal dependence of an infant on its mother or to excessive leaning on others… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaclisis — an•a•cli•sis [[t]ˌæn əˈklaɪ sɪs[/t]] n. psl prs libidinal attachment or emotional dependency, esp. on the basis of the love object s resemblance to early childhood parental or protective figures • Etymology: 1920–25; < Gk anáklisis a reclining …   From formal English to slang

  • anaclisis — /ænəˈklaɪsəs/ (say anuh kluysuhs) noun the choice of an object of libidinal attachment on the basis of a resemblance to early childhood protective and parental figures. {Greek anaklisis a leaning back} …  

  • anaclisis — noun (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth psychology • Hypernyms: ↑relationship * * * /an euh kluy sis/, n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anaclitic — /an euh klit ik/, adj. Psychoanal. exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis. [1920 25; < Gk anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli (see ANACLISIS) + tos verbal adj. suffix) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Depresión anaclítica — o Síndrome de hospitalismo es un término creado por el psicoanalista René Spitz en 1945 para designar un síndrome depresivo sobrevenido en el curso del primer año de vida del niño, consecutivo al alejamiento brutal y más o menos prolongado de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • klei- — To lean. Oldest form *k̑lei , becoming *klei in centum languages. Derivatives include decline, lid, climax, climate, and ladder. I. Full grade form *klei . 1. Suffixed form *klei n …   Universalium

  • anaclitism — noun a) The pattern of deriving adult sexual arousal from objects that one was exposed to as an infant. The fetish value often stems from tactile stimulation similar to that experienced by the infant before it could see well. b) In Freudian… …   Wiktionary

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