In his formulation, at the intrapsychic
level, the inner father resides at the center of the personality and operates as a metaphorical compass in the inner world, orienting the individual to an understanding of his/her need to belong and engage in meaningful and empathic relatedness with others.
Physicians should also be aware of the psychosocial and intrapsychic
issues that psychotherapy may raise.
Having received some training, they are presumably somewhat less disposed to act out their intrapsychic
conflicts with the charge.
The PSF can be defined as an intrapsychic
precipitate of shocking life events or childhood hardship that has sensitized the individual for so-called congruent life events (CLEs), that is, events that possess a certain similarity--concrete or symbolical--to the original trauma.
Further, behavioral theorists are reluctant to attribute explanatory or causal status to mental or intrapsychic
or other variables inherent to the individual as a cause of the individual's behavior (Skinner, 1974).
These dual goals leave us to question their compatibility, for it seems that elevation requires that desire disrupt the intrapsychic
While much of the relentless, even obsessive, pursuit of heterosexual gratification reckless of any consequences either to the women involved or to the dangers to themselves of venereal disease, may have been driven by intrapsychic
fears about sexual identity, the male peer group doubtless played a part in establishing norms, and perhaps also generating an atmosphere of competition and rivalry over conquests.
Those who have homosexual contacts but, because of censorious social pressures, intrapsychic
conflict, or both, are unable to accept that they are gay are also homosexual.
Classical psychoanalysis has primarily been interested in intrapsychic
processes and drives, so that even when communication with external environmental objects became apparent it was considered secondary as in the concept of secondary gain.
Definitions and conceptualization of coping have spanned a wide range of views including: (a) coping as a personality trait or disposition versus coping as a situational-based or state-like effort; (b) coping strategies as inherently adaptive, reality-based, conscious, and purposive approaches versus coping or defense strategies as global, primarily intrapsychic
reality-distorting, rigid, and maladaptive processes; and (c) the nature of the coping classification (e.
Incorporating Freud's controversial psychoanalytic views on hysteria which, simply put, consider repressed sexual trauma its source, Hopkins calls attention to the confluence of intrapsychic
and political forces that results in sexual and political domination, specifically Aubrey's oppression of Dianthe.
When they do, a film can stimulate intrapsychic
dialogue, facilitate intrapsychic
reconciliation and foster intrapsychic