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posted on 28.03.2022, 12:06 by Barbara Maria Desombre Sorensen
This research thesis investigates how Davanloo’s metapsychology of the unconscious can contribute to the current psychodynamic understanding of psychosis. It demonstrates that Davanloo’s metapsychology proposes a psychodynamic theory, which is in accordance with current findings in emotion and attachment research. It is furthermore established that attachment and emotions become specifically connected with unconscious conflict through Davanloo’s use of the triangle of conflict, which places unconscious conflict linked to painful emotions about early attachment trauma at the core of the unconscious conflict. It has been found that Davanloo’s metapsychology of the unconscious offers a unique contribution to the current psychodynamic understanding of psychosis by equally considering the role of unconscious conflict and providing an explicit theoretical account of the role of emotions in psychosis.

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Table of Contents

Introduction -- Davanloo's metapsychology of the unconscious -- Psychodynamic theories of psychosis -- Emotions and unconscious conflict in psychosis -- Conclusion.

Notes

Bibliography: leaves 56-66 Theoretical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychology

Department, Centre or School

Department of Psychology

Year of Award

2015

Principal Supervisor

Simon Boag

Rights

Copyright Barbara Maria Desombre Sorensen 2014. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (66 leaves)

Former Identifiers

mq:44845 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1072620