Psychological Bases of Self-Mutilation

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Psychological Bases of Self-Mutilation

Description

In this work we shall investigate the problem of mental and physical self-mutilation. We do not presume, however, to settle this question; our aim is only to approach and to study at close range the symptoms of this form of behavior. Once familiarized with the symptoms in general by means of a sketchy description and differentiation, we shall try to define the physical, mental, and social causes of their development, and to state their connection with the psychophysical constitution and with certain pathological conditions. Finally, we shall make a few suggestions of a prophylactic, therapeutic, and educational nature.

Date

1937

Language

English

Source

Dąbrowski, C. (1937). Psychological bases of self-mutilation. Genetic Psychology Monographs, 19, 1-104.

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1937_Psychological bases of self-mutilation.pdf

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Citation

“Psychological Bases of Self-Mutilation,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/11.

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