Development of an integrated heuristic model of shame-rage cycle: A narrative review with implications to case formulation

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Date created: 
2020-04-02
Identifier: 
etd20771
Keywords: 
Aggression
Anger
Compassion
Shame-rage
Vulnerable narcissism
Abstract: 

Anger and shame are individually explicated through intrapsychic, interpersonal, and emotional-motivational processes. The phenomenon of shame-rage, a common psychological defensive strategy, is described and illuminated as an unconscious avoidance mechanism that involves maladaptive expressions of anger and shame separately. Shame-rage strategies are empirically found in individuals who exhibit vulnerable narcissistic traits; this population is selected to discuss the development and consequences of shame-rage strategies. Compassion is suggested as a necessary therapeutic framework to support individuals suffering from shame-rage related afflictions. Affective neuroscientific concepts are embedded throughout this thesis to link shame-rage phenomenology to the evolutionary and empirical study of neuroscience in an effort to support therapeutic endeavours.

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Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Heesoon Bai
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Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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