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Investigation of a learning block in a schizophrenic

Investigation of a learning block in a schizophrenic INVESTIGATION OF A LEARNING BLOCK IN A SCHIZOPHRENIC SARA SHEINm~ Tins PAPER IS A DESC, P.IPTION of a thera- fantasy world, in which she was either a peutic and investigative endeavor. wild horse or a German boy engaged in The questions evolving out of 'the work random fights, all people being enemies. are: When not in her fantasy world, she was miserable, frustrated, and chaotically 1) What is the nature of a particular furious. She recalls, at 5, plotting to prove patient's inability to learn except by that .'her kindergarten teacher was dis- rote? criminating against her. The so-called proof was accomplished by deliberately 2 Could she become open to learning processes ? lying to her teacher, who, seeing through 3 How was her difficulty related to the the lie, insisted on reasonable behavior. schizophrenic process ? Laura had constructed the lie as a test for 4 Would cognitive development ensue? the teacher: if her teacher would accept 5 Would her concept of the world the lie as truth and therefore see Laura as a good child, .it would mean that the change? 6 Could the separation between herself teacher treated her fairly or "as the same as an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Investigation of a learning block in a schizophrenic

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 29 (2): 7 – Sep 1, 1969

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1969 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01873852
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Abstract

INVESTIGATION OF A LEARNING BLOCK IN A SCHIZOPHRENIC SARA SHEINm~ Tins PAPER IS A DESC, P.IPTION of a thera- fantasy world, in which she was either a peutic and investigative endeavor. wild horse or a German boy engaged in The questions evolving out of 'the work random fights, all people being enemies. are: When not in her fantasy world, she was miserable, frustrated, and chaotically 1) What is the nature of a particular furious. She recalls, at 5, plotting to prove patient's inability to learn except by that .'her kindergarten teacher was dis- rote? criminating against her. The so-called proof was accomplished by deliberately 2 Could she become open to learning processes ? lying to her teacher, who, seeing through 3 How was her difficulty related to the the lie, insisted on reasonable behavior. schizophrenic process ? Laura had constructed the lie as a test for 4 Would cognitive development ensue? the teacher: if her teacher would accept 5 Would her concept of the world the lie as truth and therefore see Laura as a good child, .it would mean that the change? 6 Could the separation between herself teacher treated her fairly or "as the same as an

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 1969

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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