Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Social sources of psychopathology
by Greene, Eric Matthew, Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014, 165; 3612303
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to identify sources of psychopathology outside of the fundamental ideology of mainstream clinical psychology. Contemporary western clinical psychology has aligned itself with a fundamental ideology which maintains that pathogenesis is found in the individual and not in the social or political world. This paper will argue that psychology has become oppressive. The clinical application of this exposition will include a psychological interpretation of the collective Jewish narrative, thereby demonstrating the importance of identifying the source of psychopathology as originating in cultural and historical contexts, not simply within the person. The dissertation therefore encompasses individual and social psychology. The design used will be narrative. At this stage in the research, the collective Jewish narratives will be defined as the combined narratives of Jewish persons and Jewish history.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Peterson, Chris
Commitee: Phillips, Wendy, Zaejian, Jasenn
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Cultural, Historical, Judaism, Narratives, Psychology, Psychopathology
Publication Number: 3612303
ISBN: 978-1-303-73827-2
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