SELF & IDENTITY. Perspectives across the lifespan. by Terry Honess, Krysia M. Yardley

By Terry Honess, Krysia M. Yardley

This quantity displays the renewal of curiosity in `Self' and `Identity' between social scientists. It adopts an interdisciplinary method of discover diversified views around the lifespan, from the neonate to the aged grownup.

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To reach it requires a complex combination of the break-up of denial and a resultant despair as the patient reexperiences the memories of the trauma and loss of the self that ‘could have been’. At such times both adults and children experience all at once rage toward the now externalised abusive introject, accompanied by strong denial expressed as ‘This didn’t happen to me’, followed by feelings of not wanting to live because the pain of the traumatic memories seems unendurable. It is important to empathise with the emotional pain and with the true self that is beneath it.

In a study of actingout patients, Berkowitz (1982), following Kohut, describes the selfobject in the following way: The notion of the selfobject refers to the manner in which the infant and small child, whose self is not yet fully cohesive and self regulating, utilizes parental figures…to externally provide certain functions which he cannot yet perform endopsychically. Provision of these functions which include soothing, anxiety reduction and self-esteem regulation will enable him through the gradual internalization of psychic structure to progressively provide them for himself from internal sources (p.

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