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Abnormal Psychology (Fall 2008) by Margarita Ilyazarova *Names/terms highlighted in red will be on the exam * Shattered Worlds/Psychotic States Neurosis and Psychosis Psychosis condition involving a break from reality Neurosis pathological condition in which contact with reality is preserved Freud’s theory on psychosis the ego “allows itself to be overwhelmed by the id and [is] thus torn away from reality”, whereas in the case of neurosis “the ego remains true in its allegiance to the outer world a nd endeavors to subjugate the id.” He restated the difference by stating that “in neurosis a part of reality is avoided by a sort of flight, but in psychosis it is remodeled.” The phenomenological post-Cartesian framework focuses on experiences, leading us away from judgments, which center the theme of personal annihilation The Experience of Personal Annihilation The phenomenological exploration of annihilation states is not difficult as it focuses on the person and his or her world, in whatever state they may present themselves Self experience/World experience dramatic change in one may cause a change in the other (ex/ self-dissolution the experience of self-loss produces a disintegrating effect on the person‟s experience, and results in the loss of coherence of the world itself) Annihilation person is dead or dying, they have no self, they don‟t exist, world is not real, or they feel absent rather than present this feeling causes person to seek feeling of aliveness by self-inflicting pain, bizarre sexuality, or death-defying actions ( NOTE: the six following definitions might not be correct )
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