The dissonance of guilt : an examination of the human condition's fundamental dynamic of guilt feelings, referring to psychological and religious discourse and how they could be combined to facilitate mental health

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Chidester, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Cumpsty, John S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Boothroyd, David Gordon en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-08T05:12:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-08T05:12:40Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Boothroyd, D. 1986. The dissonance of guilt : an examination of the human condition's fundamental dynamic of guilt feelings, referring to psychological and religious discourse and how they could be combined to facilitate mental health. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14743
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 187-208. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Feeling guilty is an experience we all know. It is a condition that ensures we remain cognisant of our obligations to our- selves and to others so that we live within the bounds of appropriate behaviour. When obligations are violated and deviance is evident, the resultant dissonance between expected and contrary behaviour generates feelings of inner environment discomfort and self-criticism recognised as guilt feelings. Whether such states of internal dissonance are psychodynamically induced, as Freud maintained, or are the result of not meeting ethical obligations, as decreed by particular religious systems, or are due to an inevitable faculty of being human, they have to be controlled if the mental health of the individual experiencing them is not to be detrimentally affected. What psychology and religion have to say about ensuring that this control is effective has unfortunately become dichotomous and disparate realms of discourse. A common discourse is necessary if the insights of each are to most effectively deal with mental health care. To this end, this thesis is presented as a means for assisting psychotherapists in a re-assessment of the interface between psychology and religion. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theology - Christian Religion en_ZA
dc.subject.other Ethics en_ZA
dc.title The dissonance of guilt : an examination of the human condition's fundamental dynamic of guilt feelings, referring to psychological and religious discourse and how they could be combined to facilitate mental health 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 Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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