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Disorder Identity: Opportunity or Obstacle?

Webb, Hugh Alistair Campbell


This thesis develops a social psychological analysis of Hacking’s (1999) “looping kinds” account of psychopathology. Informed by Social Identity Theory (SIT, Tajfel & Turner, 1979) and Self Categorization Theory (SCT, Turner et al., 1987), a Disorder Identity Analysis is proposed, according to which the symptoms of psychopathology are partly shaped by the interaction between expert clinical categorisation schemes and first person Disorder ...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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