psychoanalytic view of play between parent and child

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Türkmen A., Özkan M., Aliyev B.


  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Muğla
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.398
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Diagnosis pathology on child condition in the modern world is challenging, therefore this topic has been seriously taken into consideration in many various academic disciplines. In this context, this study focuses on studying the concepts of ‘parenting’ and ‘playing’. The purpose is to find out the condition in parents who are Turkish origin nations (e.g. Turkey, Azerbaijan, etc.) about parenting and playing that take place in the community and the rise of psychopathology in children. We will use qualitative data from psychoanalytic object relations literature and other relative disciplines in the last ten years that have psychoanalytic view in common through applying critical discourse analysis model. Anthropology, sociology, social psychology beside psychoanalysis will be considered. The information obtained from these disciplines differed in universal and specific topics about parenting and making it obvious that how cultural shifts influence the psychoanalytic view of the parents’ role and play between the parent and the child. The study will argue a chart depicted the maturity of the parent on the child while playing with the findings that there was a need in society and psychoanalytic contribution to make future parents and caretakers ready. It is estimated that parents’ roles would require; 1) Being ready in terms of psychology and helping the child when he meets difficulties throughout the period of being an individual and critical rapprochement period, 2) the capacity to include the individual’s anxieties and sharing the play with a younger child and the child’s misunderstanding of control which is an essential stage while building ego. The study shall then finalise relative literature and more recent challenges.

Key Words: Child, mental health, parent, play, psychoanalysis