Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bridezilla: Exploring the Inner Marriage Through the Lens of the Contemporary American Bridal Wedding Rite
by Goodman, Kristina B., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015, 53; 1691289
Abstract (Summary)

Although much has been written about the state of mind of women who become wives, the psychology of a woman who is moving from identifying as single to identifying as a bride has been given little consideration. This thesis looks at the 20th- to 21st-century cultural phenomenon of the Bridezilla, a woman who is seemingly obsessed with the planning of her wedding day, often at the expense of her relationships and wellbeing. A heuristic research methodology has been implemented to examine how, through both a depth psychological perspective and a self-psychological perspective, a clinician might conceptualize this experience in the therapeutic milieu.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Altman, Avrom
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Brides, Bridezillas, Jung, Marriage, Weddings
Publication Number: 1691289
ISBN: 978-1-321-64266-7
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