City Research Online

‘We’re not all dangerous and crazy’. Negotiating the voice hearing identity: A critical discursive approach

Aloneftis, R. and Challenor, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8132-4952 (2019). ‘We’re not all dangerous and crazy’. Negotiating the voice hearing identity: A critical discursive approach. Journal of Health Psychology, doi: 10.1177/1359105319869807

Abstract

A critical discursive approach examined how the voice hearing identity is negotiated. Conflicting constructions identified voice hearing not only as distressing but also as a normal experience. The discursive strategies reveal that when individuals who hear voices construct their identity, they must either disavow their own distress to avoid stigma or accept the stigmatising accounts of their identity imposed on them if they are to have their distress recognised. The study points to the value and importance of discursive approaches in uncovering unspoken distress in individuals and society, and towards the need to address identity issues in clinical and social interventions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Aloneftis, R. and Challenor, J. (2019). ‘We’re not all dangerous and crazy’. Negotiating the voice hearing identity: A critical discursive approach. Journal of Health Psychology, © The Author(s) 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319869807.
Publisher Keywords: discourse analysis, discursive psychology, identity, psychosis, voice hearing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 13:20
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22807
[img]
Preview
Text - Accepted Version
Download (215kB) | Preview

Export

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Actions (login required)

Admin Login Admin Login