chapter  Chapter IX
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Drives

Part III: Procreative Drive and the Complex Unit Responses of Origination and Transformation
WithMarston William M, King C Daly, Elizabeth H Marston

Creative behaviour has two fundamentally different-aspects. One aspect is concerned principally with human reactions to inanimate things; the other is concerned principally with reactions to living people. A creator endows materials less animate than himself with a part of his own animation, of his own individuality. Nature compels both animal and human mothers to continue the same creation process toward the child after birth, which had been carried on physiologically within the mother’s body prior to birth. Transformation responses on the mother’s part form an increasing proportion of her creative behaviour toward her offspring as the child grows older. Human mothers, have a tremendous amount of teaching and training to do. The maternal Creation behaviour, then, directly resulting from procreative drive, includes both Origination and Transformation responses, evoked by the child, and controlled ultimately, in each case, by constituent love responses tending to enlarge and benefit him and not the mother.