Donald Woods Winnicott paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory and developmental psychology. He was a leading member of the British Independent Group of the British Psychoanalytical Society, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society twice (1956–1959 and 1965–1968), and a close associate of Marion Milner.(7 April 1896 – 25 January 1971) was an English
Donald Woods Winnicott
7 April 1896
Plymouth, Devon, England
|Died||25 January 1971 74) (aged|
|Parent||Elizabeth Martha Woods (mother) Sir John Frederick Winnicott (father)|
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Winnicott is best known for his ideas on the true self and false self, the "good enough" parent, and borrowed from his second wife, Clare Winnicott, arguably his chief professional collaborator, the notion of the transitional object. He wrote several books, including Playing and Reality, and over 200 papers.