Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Voices Subjective: Understanding the Experience of Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
by Peloian, John H., Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2013, 349; 3604015
Abstract (Summary)

Throughout history, experiencing auditory hallucinations has been described as highly complex and personal. Although early research was conducted in attempts to understand the process and phenomenology of auditory hallucinations, in more recent years the ontological understanding of auditory hallucinations has evolved into inconclusive neural explanations, cognitive models of pathology and psychopharmacological treatments. Despite their importance, these avenues of inquiry attempt to ameliorate auditory hallucinations as a symptom rather than understand the experience for the hearer. In order to re-visit the experiential importance, this qualitative and phenomenological dissertation explored a deeper understanding of the lived experience of auditory hallucinations in the schizophrenic individual using a psychoanalytic (i.e. Lacanian) framework.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: MacLeay, Kathy
Commitee: Futerman, Joseph
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Applied Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 75/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Auditory hallucinations, Discursive psychology, Jacques lacan, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Schizophrenia
Publication Number: 3604015
ISBN: 978-1-303-59111-2
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