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The Revolting Self : Perspectives on the Psychological, Social, and Clinical Implications of Self-Directed Disgust

Author: Philip A Powell; Jane Simpson; Paul G Overton
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2015.
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Self-disgust (viewing the self as an object of abhorrence) is somewhat of a novel subject for psychological research and theory, yet its significance is increasingly being recognised in the clinical domain. This edited collection of articles represents the first scholarly attempt to engage comprehensively with the concept of self-directed disgust as a potentially discrete and important psychological phenomenon. The  Read more...
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Overton, Paul G.
Revolting Self : Perspectives on the Psychological, Social, and Clinical Implications of Self-Directed Disgust.
London : Karnac Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Powell; Jane Simpson; Paul G Overton
ISBN: 9781782412557 1782412557 1782200088 9781782200086 1336183128 9781336183124
OCLC Number: 905985571
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages)
Contents: CHAPTER ONE An introduction to the revolting self: self-disgust as an emotion schema; CHAPTER TWO Digging disgust out of the dumpster: a neuropsychological defence of self and other-directed disgust as a moral virtue; CHAPTER THREE Disgust and self-disgust: a disability studies perspective; CHAPTER FOUR Self-disgust and adaptation to chronic physical health conditions: implications for avoidance and withdrawal; CHAPTER FIVE Self-directed disgust: reciprocal relationships with sex and sexual dysfunction. CHAPTER SIX Disgust and interpersonal experiences: the complex emotional experience of rejectionCHAPTER SEVEN Contaminated by trauma: understanding links between self-disgust, mental contamination, and post-traumatic stress disorder; CHAPTER EIGHT Depression as a disorder of disgust; CHAPTER NINE Self-disgust in eating disorders: a review of the literature and clinical implications; CHAPTER TEN Varieties of disgust in self-harm; CHAPTER ELEVEN Psychodynamics of self-disgust: expulsion and attack as attempts to retain integrity of the personality. CHAPTER TWELVE Self-disgust, self-hatred, and compassion-focused therapyCHAPTER THIRTEEN Reflections on the revolting self: a commentary and further directions; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited by Philip A. Powell, Paul G. Overton, and Jane Simpson.

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Self-disgust (viewing the self as an object of abhorrence) is somewhat of a novel subject for psychological research and theory, yet its significance is increasingly being recognised in the clinical domain. This edited collection of articles represents the first scholarly attempt to engage comprehensively with the concept of self-directed disgust as a potentially discrete and important psychological phenomenon. The present work is unique in addressing the idea of self-disgust in-depth, using novel empirical research, academic review, social commentary, and informed theorising. It includes chap.

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