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Dr. Erwin Lemche hat uns freundlicherweise seinen englischsprachigen Aufsatz zur Entwicklung des Körperbilds in den ersten drei Lebensjahren zur Veröffentlichung auf unseren Webseiten zur Verfügung gestellt. Nachfolgend zitieren wir daraus den Abstract (Kurz-Zusammenfassung). Den Link zum Herunterladen der PDF-Datei finden Sie am Ende nach dem Abstract.

 

The Development of the Body Image in the First Three Years of Life

 

ERWIN LEMCHE, Ph.D.

 

ABSTRACT

The earliest developmental line of body image, which is commonly regarded as a key construct within psychoanalytic developmental psychology, cannot be simply traced either from observable infant data nor from psychoanalytic reconstruction. This article proposes a new approach, based on the maturational progression of the neurobiological substrata that underly the intrapsychic functioning that contributes to body image self experience. Thus, in the first part of the article, four parameters each on the psychobiological level and on the level of behavioral development are postulated as providing cues for gaining knowledge about body image development. By means of data comparison across the eight parameters it becomes possible to discern several phases of the earliest body image development. Such a model ofphases in body image development is proposed and outlined in the second part of the article. Postnatally, the author assumes five ontogenetic phases of body image constitution, an Extension-phase, the Cohesion-phase, the Comparation-phase, the Expansion-phase, and the Introspection-phase. The earliest developmental line of body image development is described as progressing from a centeredness on auto- nomic regulatory processes through establishment and widening of body image boundaries to cognitive differentiation of the inner space of the body image.

 


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