Understanding the role of anger in self-harm : an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Scott, W.P. (2006). Understanding the role of anger in self-harm : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)

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Abstract

This thesis contains four main sections each of which looks at different but connected areas of enquiry. Although the sections are connected by the subject of anger some of the sections seemed to require a subjective approach whilst others seemed to require a more objective approach therefore first person and third person narratives are used as follows. Section A will be related in the first person to demonstrate the personal nature of the account and the reflective stance taken in introducing the reader to an overview of the thesis. Section B in the thesis will largely use the third person to demonstrate a more objective stance to the subjective accounts given by the participants. This is to reflect a more rigorous approach to the research undertaken. However there will be a departure in some of the paragraphs when personal reflections are narrated in line with the tradition of qualitative enquiries. These will be highlighted to the reader by the use of italics. Section C will be related in the first person to demonstrate the reflective nature of enquiry when exploring the therapeutic processes involved in a case study. Finally section D will be related in the third person as this section seemed to require an objective approach when reviewing literature.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8490

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