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Capter 2 Body Self Developmental Disruptions

T h e development of b o d y self a n d psycho log ica l self-awareness occurs as a n interpersonal process interact ing w i t h , a n d def ined in i t ia l ly , by i m p o r - tant others (Fenster, 2 0 0 0 ; T u s t i n , 1986) . C h i l d r e n w h o are securely attached to at least one parent develop accurate subjective awareness, a n d later self-reflective awareness a n d a def ined self-experience earlier a n d m o r e complete ly t h a n c h i l d r e n insecurely attached (Fonagy & Target, 1998 ; Se l igman, 1998) .