Redeeming Grandiosity: Shame Awareness and the Challenge of Multiplicity

Biery, Ed (2010) Redeeming Grandiosity: Shame Awareness and the Challenge of Multiplicity. Doctoral thesis, Meridian University.


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This dissertation explores the phenomenon of psychological multiplicity. Psychological multiplicity has been defined as a psyche made up of loosely integrated identities that form a coherent whole. Psychological multiplicity is the experience of having different aspects of oneself that have different emotions, agendas, values, dreams, and hopes at the same time. Aftab Omer defines multiplicity as “the existence of many distinct and often encapsulated centers of subjectivity within the experience of the same individual.” At Meridian University, where psychological multiplicity is explored in the curriculum, it has been noted that when individuals begin to access their multiplicity, there is sometimes a grandiose enactment by one of these parts of the self.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Psychology > Depth Psychology
Psychology > Human Development
Psychology > Imaginal Psychology
Programs: Psychology
Depositing User: Ed Biery
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 19:56
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 19:56

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