Winnicott Donald Woods


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Win·ni·cott

 (wĭn′ə-kŏt′), Donald Woods 1896-1971.
British pediatrician and psychiatrist noted for his contributions to object relations theory, which focuses on the relationships children develop with their mothers and other family members as well as with inanimate objects like security blankets.
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