Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To sort articles by author…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

While performing a search, you can sort the articles by Author in the Search section. This will rearrange the results of your search alphabetically according to the author’s surname. This feature is useful to quickly locate the work of a specific author.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Von Zeppelin, I. Moser, U. (1973). The Application of the Simulation Model of Neurotic Defence Mechanisms to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Psychosomatic Illness. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 54:79-84.

(1973). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 54:79-84

The Application of the Simulation Model of Neurotic Defence Mechanisms to the Psychoanalytic Theory of Psychosomatic Illness

Ilka Von Zeppelin and U. Moser

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE MODEL

During the last few years a computer simulation model has been developed by Moser, von Zeppelin & Schneider (1968), (1969), (1970a), (1970b) which seeks to formalize the psychoanalytic theory of the defence organization by means of computer languages. Formalization of a theory means that all concepts are broken down and systematically defined, i.e. variables of a system are motivation variables and/or observation variables or can be specified as relations between variables in this system. Simulation makes it possible, by varying the parameter values of the model, to generate on the machine individual variants of defence processes in neurotic conflicts. The model was designed with the aim of defining, by means of a differentiation of the defence process, neurotic states which appear in the simulation as equilibration states of the system or as only very slowly changing states of the system. Especial attention was devoted to the stages between neurosis and psychosis. It was not our intention to simulate psychosomatic states, but the model must be capable of differentiating such states from other patterns of neurosis or psychosis. In order to treat this question in detail, the basic features of the model have to be set forth. The technical aspects are excluded from this discussion. They are exhaustively dealt with elsewhere (Moser et al., 1968), (1970a), (1970b).

The model does not intend to explain the origin of neurotic conflicts.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2018, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.