Recent Submissions

  • The development of psychoanalysis as explored in the anorexic symptom of refusal 

    Paruk, Nadia (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    aim of this dissertation is to explore the anorexic symptom of refusal as it is situated within psychoanalytic discourse which has evolved and changed over time. A discourse which begins from an early instinctual drive-based ...
  • A study of neurosis through the lens of scopophilia 

    Pearse, Kieran (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    A study of neurosis through the lens of scopophilia – the desire to look - considers Freud’s case of the Rat Man. The Freudian case is examined for scopophilia and taken through to the modern Lacanian clinic of neurosis. ...
  • Did Oedipus thaw in Siberia? An exploration of a failure to successfully negotiate the Oedipus complex using an example of a literary character Raskolnikov from Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ 

    Gnusareva, Valerija (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    The Oedipus complex plays a significant part in forming individuals. Both Freud and Lacan emphasized the importance of familial structure and relationships for our later life. The focus of the current thesis is to examine ...
  • Can exposure to psychoanalysis modify university discourse? 

    Campbell, Simona (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    This thesis will examine the unconscious dynamics operating in a university setting and in what Lacan calls “university discourse”. Its ultimate aim will be to indicate how exposure to psychoanalysis may modify university ...
  • What am I now? A psychoanalytic investigation of tattooing 

    Jarrett, Hugh (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    This paper interrogates the practice of tattooing using a number of psychoanalytic concepts to determine some of the reasons why a subject may choose to become ‘tattooed’, and what some of the psychical consequences of ...
  • “Twin one, twin too”. What does it mean to be a twin? A psychoanalytic investigation into the phenomenon of twins 

    McCormack, Emer (Dublin Business School, 2015)
    In the context of this thesis, the author will explain “identity” focusing on two theories from Jacques Lacan’s “Mirror Stage” and Melanie Klein’s “paranoid schizoid and depressive position”, in an attempt to understand ...
  • The prohibited hatred of the father : a psychoanalytic study of the Rat Man 

    Coen, Vivienne Mary (Dublin Business School, 2008)
    This thesis will provide a detailed examination of the Rat Man case from the perspective that Paul (aka: the Rat Man) had a repressed deep hatred of his father that was prohibited by the latter. It will say that this ...
  • Revenge against the father? A psychoanalytic study of Moby-Dick. 

    Geelon, Stuart (Dublin Business School, 2008)
    This thesis examines how the example of Captain Ahab from Herman Melville's masterpiece; Moby-Dick, can be taken to illustrate a Psychoanalytic understanding of Revenge. In chapter one an introduction to the novel is ...
  • Duelling diagnostics : a psychoanalytic perspective on comorbidity 

    O'Dowd, Seamus (Dublin Business School, 2002)
    This thesis will discuss the topic of comorbid disorders in relation to addiction, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Comorbidity or comorbid disorders, refers to two or more disorders being exhibited by the same individual, ...
  • A discussion of the relationship of the phobic object and perversion 

    Reilly, Sarah-Jane (Dublin Business School, 2002)
    The object of this thesis is to re-affirm Lacan's thesis that the phobia and the fetish share an intimate and inextricable relationship; the idea that the phobia's genesis can be posited to the pleasurable object, in the ...
  • Through a glass darkly. The place of psychoanalysis in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in women 

    Keating, Mary (Dublin Business School, 2004)
    "I look at other girls and I think, they are thinner than me, even if I know that I am really thin, so thin that here I am in hospital being fed through my nose. But they are just thinner and I'll never be as thin as them." ...
  • The Talking Cure and Aphasia 

    O'Sullivan, Margaret (Dublin Business School, 2000)
    One of the mantras of psychoanalysis seems to be the statement 'Of course, psychoanalysis isn't for everybody'. Psychoanalysis was originally called 'the talking cure' so I wondered about psychoanalysis with analysands who ...
  • Freud's civilised man... Aristotle's virtuous man questioned 

    Smith, Katie (Dublin Business School, 2008)
    In this thesis Aristotelian theory has been used to represent the norm of societal thinking in the area of human goodness and morality. Aristotle's theory has been used to illustrate the Freudian view point around civilization. ...
  • On Child-Analysis 

    Muller, I. (Dublin Business School, 2006)
    The dictionary defines a child as a young human being between birth and the beginning of puberty with an emphasis on his development based on a temporality that is linear and chronological. Child psychology, also focusing ...
  • A Missed Encounter: Freud and The Girl. 

    Crawford, Helen (Dublin Business School, 2006)
    This thesis examines The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman. It was wondered if there was any relevance for the theories and issues that structure her and her relationships in today's society. From a close ...
  • Pervasive, evasive, desire 

    Redmond, Donna (Dublin Business School, 2002)
    The impetus for this paper was a question, which arose continuously while working therapeutically with children in the clinical setting; whose desire is operating particularly when adults bring children to see a psychotherapist? ...
  • The issue of confidentiality in Psychoanalysis 

    Reilly, Declan (Dublin Business School, 2002)
    This paper begins with a rationale for why the issue of confidentiality in psychoanalysis is worthy of discussion. Before addressing the specifics of this issue in a modern context, a view is first taken of what confidentiality ...
  • EN(d)JOY! The Super-Ego & Its Relation to Enjoyment 

    Cluxton, David (Dublin Business School, 2002)
    Slavoj ZiZek speaks of a letter, written by Freud, to the Trieste psychoanalyst Edoardo Weiss on 28 May 1922.(ZiZek, 1991, pp.7-11). Weiss had written to Freud to ask his advice on the treatment of two clients who both ...
  • Saint Paul and Freud: The denial of the soverign good in Lacan's the ethics of psychoanalysis 

    Howard, Daragh (Dublin Business School, 2006)
    The thesis comprises the presentation of Lacan's proposal in Seminar VII that Saint Paul and Freud are telling us the same thing. Namely, that what they articulate concerning the law and pleasure stands in opposition to ...
  • Psychoanalysis : a case of chronic pain 

    O'Keeffe, Cathal (Dublin Business School, 2008)
    In medical clinics, clinicians are faced with many patients complaining of symptoms that, after numerous examinations are deemed to be unexplainable and thus are termed Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS). I propose here ...

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