The Fear of Looking or Scopophilic — Exhibitionistic Conflicts

The Fear of Looking or Scopophilic — Exhibitionistic Conflicts

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: David W. Allen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193359

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The Fear of Looking or Scopophilic–Exhibitionistic Conflicts presents the importance of socophilic–exhibitionistic or look–show factors in neuroses, in the treatment situation, and in everyday life. This book examines some of the implications of scopophilic–exhibitionistic cathexes for creativity. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the emotional impact made through scopophilic–exhibitionistic modalities. This text then explains that the social, fighting, and mating rituals of many species involve looking and showing. Other chapters consider the typical connection between the screen function of a memory or remembered fantasy and the screen function of compulsive scopophilic–exhibitionistic reenactment in reducing current anxiety. This book discusses as well the partial instincts of scopophilia and exhibitionism that are present in everyone. The final chapter deals with the concept of psychic masochism that predominates in scopophilic–exhibitionistic suffering. This book is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and behavioral scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    I The Role of Freud's Scopophilia-Exhibitionism in the Development of Psychoanalysis

    II Facts and Concepts About Scopophilia and Exhibitionism in Psychoanalysis and Related Sciences

    ΙII Scopophilic-Exhibitionistic Conflicts in Learning, Life Style, and Psychopathology

    Seven Cases: Case I

    Case II

    Case III

    Case IV

    Case V

    Case VI

    Case VII

    Further Comments on Clinical Data

    IV Looking-Showing Factors in the Therapeutic Regression and its Reversal

    Six Cases: Case VIII

    Case IX

    Case X

    Case XI

    Case XII

    Case XIII

    V Resolving the Scopophobic Element in the Transference Neurosis

    VI Some Comments on Scopophilia and Exhibitionism in Creativity


    Subject Index

    Index of Proper Names

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  • No. of pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193359

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David W. Allen

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