No audience : mind constructed through representation of self

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Swartz, Sally en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Martin, Philippa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-02T10:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-02T10:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Martin, P. 2010. No audience : mind constructed through representation of self. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14617
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 49-51). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study uses the single case study method to provide an illustration of aspects of mental representation and its relationship to mirroring. People with Borderline Personality Disorder often perform self-destructive behaviours, and cutting and bulimia are frequent symptoms (Fonagy, Target, Gergely, Allen & Bateman 2003; DSM-IV-TR, 2007). These behaviours have been linked to early attachment relationship difficulties, which result in problems with affect regulation (Fonagy & Target, 2006), and the ability to mentalize and maintain a clear sense of a core self (Bateman & Fonagy, 2004). In this research I am looking at the representation of affective states and beliefs, thoughts and intentions in current behaviour, and its link to early attachment difficulties. I am particularly interested in the phenomenon of cutting in people with Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this is conceptualised in mentalization literature. I will use case material from a patient of mine to illustrate the argument that cutting, and then photographing the results, is used as a form of self-representation, or mirroring of self states. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title No audience : mind constructed through representation of self en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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