In this writer's opinion that article also presents one of the best ways of understanding the concept, i.e., through a description of its usual origin in early childhood. Donald Woods Winnicott FRCP (7 April 1896 – 25 January 1971) was an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst who was especially influential in the field of object relations theory and developmental psychology.He was a leading member of the … Winnicott, D. W. (1960). Ego distortion in terms of true and false self. New York: International UP Inc., 1965, pp. True self (also known as real self, authentic self, original self and vulnerable self) and false self (also known as fake self, idealized self, superficial self and pseudo self) are psychological concepts, originally introduced into psychoanalysis in 1960 by Donald Winnicott. View in catalogue Find other formats/editions. Ego distortion in terms of true and false self. Library availability. 140-152). “Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self,” in The Maturational Process and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development. Personal Development and Spiritual Growth. (1960). In The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. In The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development, 1965 (pp. Have you read this? One of the most elegant discussions of the concept of "the False Self" is given by D.W. Winnicott in his article entitled "Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self." New York: International Universities Press. Ego distortion in terms of true and false self. Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self, in: The Maturational Process and the Facilitating Environment: Studies in the Theory of Emotional Development. In The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. The true-Self, false-self and ego. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. This website presents a range of powerful transformational tools, techniques and practices to help you to awaken to wholeness. 140-152). The notion of compliance was introduced in his paper Psychoses and child care (1952), but it was in his 1960 paper, Ego distortion in terms of true and false self, that he more fully developed a theory of compliance, when it is seen as a reaction to excessive environmental impingement and trauma. Winnicott, D.W. (1960) ‘Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self. It is closely linked with the idea of the primacy process, and is, at the beginning, essentially not reactive to external stimuli, but primary." Discover how to unlock your full potential, feel true freedom and live life fully! (from "Ego Distortion in Terms of True and False Self," 1960) "The true self comes from the aliveness of the body tissues and the working of body functions, including the heart's action and breathing. Featured image: Jackie Martinez (#31899) by mark sebastian / CC BY-SA 2.0 In The maturational processes and the facilitating environment (1965, pp. 140-152. The autobiographical self.