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Mahler also believed that, to develop intrapsychic, consistent, internalized object relations, essential to developing an identity and ability to form mature, satisfying relationships, the individual must attain the level of development where one can perceive oneself as separate from others. Like S. Freud, Mahler based her thinking on the belief that an infant at its “biological birth” is in an immature state and is entirely dependent on the mother. Like Freud, Mahler considered that the capacity for object relations is the most reliable factor in assessing the mental health of the individual and predicting therapeutic success.
2. As the ego develops and becomes more oriented to the outside world and to the concept of cause and effect, and has a greater awareness of the reality principle, the child is more able to perceive potentially dangerous situations or wishes. The child, however, may remain highly vulnerable depending on the level of ego maturation; some may require greater protection than others. 3. Ultimately the child internalizes the importance of cleanliness and of following medical orders if ill, although it still expects the mother to protect and heal.
Through the works of these three theorists, the view that id-ego conflict determines personality development evolved into the realization that, although some of the progression from immaturity to maturity is the result of innate anatomical, physiological, and neurological processes, these in turn are affected by the environment and interpersonal relationships and are fluid rather than rigidly structured. Developmental tasks are not controlled by affects and impulses but involve mastery of them.