Date of Award

1981

Publication Type

Doctoral Thesis

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

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Abstract

The author proposed that Edward Bibring's egoanalytical hypotheses on the mechanism of depression may serve as a useful model for understanding the dynamics of bereavement. Bibring's position suggests that both bereaved and depressed persons experience a fall in self-esteem in response to the experience of helplessness in achieving narcissistic aspirations. It was predicted that persons who gave evidence of dependency concerns, negative attitudes towards a lost love-object, or an unresolved oedipal conflict would be especially prone to experience a fall in self-esteem. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, Section: B, page: 1195. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1981.

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