Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The intent of the research is to present a critical methodological analysis of the clinical phenomenon referred to as bulimia. Specifically, the project is a theoretical analysis of bulimia from the Systems/Communications (S/C) perspective. It is termed a "critical" analysis because it constitutes an ongoing critical (self-reflective) commentary on a topic. In practical terms, the present methodological approach has two aspects. The first is the utilization of the S/C model or framework to provide a "reasonable" and coherent "explanation" of many of the clinical phenomena associated with bulimia. In practice this means selecting excerpts from a series of nine recorded hours of therapy with a bulimic client and "understanding" these transactions through the S/C perspective. The second aspect is to draw inferences concerning potential treatment practices from the S/C perspective.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .H653. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0890. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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