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Do Unconscious Processes Affect Educational Institutions?

Hinshelwood, Robert D (2009) 'Do Unconscious Processes Affect Educational Institutions?' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14 (4). pp. 509-522. ISSN 1359-1045

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Abstract

In this article I discuss the way that aspects of school and teaching have unconscious roots. Where anxiety about the process, for teachers and children, is high then there is the risk that unconscious defensive processes may occur resulting in institutionalized phenomena. These take the form of cultural attitudes and common practices which may not necessarily enhance the work and in some cases may actively interfere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety; social defences; unconscious
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2015

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