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good object

in the object relations theory of Melanie Klein, an introjected part-object that is perceived as benevolent and satisfying (see introjection). It is an early object representation that derives from the object splitting into parts containing positive and negative qualities. The good object forms the core of the infant’s immature ego. Compare bad object.

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