chapter  5
A binocular view of adhesion: From prenatal contiguity to postnatal appetite
ByMARIANNE ROBINSON
Pages 17

The passage in development that spans the movement from intrauterine life through physical to psychic birth involves development of the capacity to become aware, and within that awareness to differentiate between the internal world and external reality. Over the history of psychoanalysis there has been an expanding awareness of the psychic territory that can be perceived, understood, and analyzed. This has yielded new theories and techniques both in terms of depth (more primitive/elemental aspects of experience) and in terms of level of pathology (more severe illness).