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    • Anxiety in maternity: the curse of the mummy 

      Lavelle, Clianna (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      The following study proposes to inquire into the phenomenon of anxiety as it manifests in the specific context of maternity (antenatal and puerperal). This paper is the result of a six-month placement in Dublin's National ...
    • 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 ...
    • Children communicate in messages using avatars of the lost object and in so doing produce uncanny feelings in those around them. 

      Mallon, Emmet (Dublin Business School, 2008)
      A personal experience of the uncanny while working with children in a youth project was the inspiration for this thesis. Over a few weeks, the movement of a large spanner around the building became the focus of the children's ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • Homo homini lupus 

      Geraghty, Evelyn (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      In recent times, with the influx of foreign nationals to our shores seeking political or economic asylum the question of racism and its effect on society has been raised. Ireland is no longer seen as an ethnically ...
    • An invisible man: The phallus dentatus and the atypical end identity of Little Hans 

      Ward, Conor (Dublin Business School, 2018)
      Herbert Graf died in Switzerland in 1973. In 1972, he gave four interviews in which he stated publicly that he was the Little Hans of Sigmund Freud's famous case study ("Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy" [1909]). ...
    • 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 ...
    • Lacan's return to Schreber 

      McCoy, Stephen (Dublin Business School, 2008)
      This thesis will endeavour to explore the factors that contribute to the outbreak of a psychosis and the phenomena that such an experience entails. To do so I will approach the topic from a Freudian / Lacanian perspective ...
    • Melancholia, an act of perversion? or, the case of the frog and the eel 

      Conway, Joanne (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      To date, Freud's seminal article entitled Mourning and Melancholia 1917 (1915) remains largely forgotten in the analytic domain. Why should this be so? The answer perhaps rests in the fact that, although Freud explained ...
    • 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 ...
    • A new defence to Freud's theory of psychoses? A panorama of Freud's developing theory into the origins and mechanisms of 'The Psychoses' 

      Mullin, Fiona (Dublin Business School, 2008)
      The aim of the current paper is to trace Freud's train of thought regarding his theory of 'The Psychoses' in order to gain perspective on his thinking and constructs on them in particular. The objective primarily being to ...
    • The Nightmare 

      Stenson, Audrey (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      Henry Fuseli was a forerunner of the artistic Romantic era; many of his works reveal his love for the grotesque, the sublime, and the fantastic. He is best remembered for The Nightmare (1781) and his fascination with the ...
    • 'Now that I am forever with child' : a study of the subjective experience of women in pregnancy 

      Fortune, Joanna (Dublin Business School, 2002)
      In writing this thesis I have set myself the task of examining female subjectivity in pregnancy. However, it is immediately apparent that in order to see this one must first look at female subjectivity itself, and in ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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? ...