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Relational Aggression: Exploration From a Depth Psychological Perspective
by Schellenbach, Breanne M., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014, 53; 1527611
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis explores relational aggression within the context of the female gender. Relational aggression is addressed from an evolutionary, depth psychological, and research-oriented perspective. The question asked in this thesis is: Why do women participate in relational aggression against other women? This thesis uses hermeneutic and heuristic methodologies to excavate the feminine shadow. The author explores why women relationally aggress and examines the place of relational aggression within Western patriarchal society. Support for this work includes current research on relational aggression, exploration of objectification of the female gender, evolutionary theories, the depth psychological perspective, and personal thoughts.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Emery, Megan
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1527611
ISBN: 978-1-303-82820-1
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