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How does literature facilitate the healing of transgenerational trauma?

We all know that experience of reading about some character who reminds us of someone who traumatised us. It’s painful, but sometimes it’s necessary to confront these feelings if we want to heal. If we confront these feelings and are able to empathise with perpetrators, we can learn what motivates them and avoid such motivations manifesting in ourselves. What psychological mechanisms are operating in this process?

  • A great book (object text) to look at/consider is the Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty – Pamela Maria 1 year ago
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  • Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club comes to mind. She even confesses that one of the reasons she wrote this novel is to come to terms with familial trauma. – Michael J. Berntsen 10 months ago
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Carl Jung on Synchronicity and the Esoteric.

An analysis of C.G Jung’s astounding and provocative thought regarding his book on ‘Synchronicity and the Paranormal.’ Albeit having been the founder of Depth psychology, as the advent of esotericism within the 20th century, Carl Jung’s work not only reaches the depth of the mind but borrows the symbolism prevalent within the occult. This article will elucidate the symbolism of Carl Jung’s ‘Synchronicity and the Paranormal’ wherein Jung’s writing regarding the ‘psyche’ and ‘daemons’ is taken into an analytical approach, analyzing the hidden meaning of Jung’s work on psychology and the paranormal and its relevance to the occult.

  • This is a pending post. I suggested changes so it touches more popular culture ways of seeing Jung. As it is here, it sounds more like a topic for a professional journal in psychology. – Joseph Cernik 1 year ago
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  • Awesome idea for an article. I have read some of Jung's work and I would add bringing spirituality and Nature into the fold since he believed our connection with Nature enhanced our intuition and to notice synchronicity in our lives when they happen. – youngmollflanders 1 year ago
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Mysticism and Carl Jung, an analytical approach to the Esoteric's of C.G Jung

Carl Jung, a disciple of Sigmund Freud, is revered by psychologists as having founded modern depth psychology. Albeit Jung’s astounding writing regarding psychology, his work was mostly inspired by Esotericism and the religion and teachings of the ancient Gnostics. This article will elucidate the symbolism of Carl Jung’s ‘Synchronicity and the Paranormal’ wherein Jung’s writing regarding the ‘psyche’ and ‘daemons’ is taken into an analytical approach, analyzing the hidden meaning of Jung’s work on psychology and the paranormal.

  • This sounds more like a philosophy question than an arts analysis question, but could work if applied to a specific piece or set of pieces. – Stephanie M. 3 years ago
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  • An interesting take on this topic could be in relation to the different perceptions of reality present in a particular style of literature or film as many of them have tackled this topic. – SaraiMW 3 years ago
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  • Take a look at this NPR article that discusses some of these ideas and consider adding the specific films to your topic? Pertinent information starting around ~40 mins. Do the memories we have need to be real for us to take them seriously? How does memory shape our worldview? http://www.wnyc.org/story/on-the-media-2017-10-06/ – derBruderspielt 3 years ago
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The Debate of Diagnosis in "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"

In Joanne Greensberg’s "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", the protagonist, who is based on Greensberg, is diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, in a 1981 New York Times article, two psychiatrists challenge this diagnosis using the diagnosis criteria in the DSM-3. Using the DSM-5’s diagnosis criteria, can it be argued that the protagonist suffers from schizophrenia?

  • I love Joanne Greenberg's work. I am so unqualified to write this topic but my fingers are crossed someone is ready to get their hands dirty in research. This has the potential to be a major analysis which could bring up other literature characters and the way mental illness is represented. However, if you were hoping to solely focus on Greenberg's novel, I think who writes this topic should include the film adaptation and speak on how it helps or hurts the diagnosis. – Emily 2 years ago
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  • I think the first point of research would be comparing the DSM-3 and DSM 5's diagnosis criteria for schizophrenia to the criteria used when Greenberg's protagonist was institutionalized in the late 1940's. – EvelynBlack1994 2 years ago
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What do you think about anime watching?

I’m a psychology researcher. And now our team is working under the project dedicated to anime. The main hypothesis is that anime might be a good help for those who have different psychological trauma. Especially traumas that are connected with incomplete family in the childhood. Now I’m collecting different opinions from all possible corners on the Internet.

  • I think those psychologists are idiots. – Joseph 5 years ago
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  • I can't imagine that those psychologists have done significant research on the subject that's considered to be conclusive. However, I think it's completely possible for someone with psychological trauma to find solace in any media including anime. – Jiraiyan 5 years ago
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  • You ticked fix without changing out for our in the second sentence. Watch out for that. – ChrisKeene 5 years ago
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  • If you would like to explore this idea it should be reflected in the title. I don't think this should be focused on just anime but with television in general. – Jordan 5 years ago
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