Author(s): Tsutsumi S
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Abstract The author describes re-edition of the rapprochement subphase (the early period of the second individuation process) occurring from pre-adolescence to early adolescence by means of case presentation. Factors that motivate youngsters to become aware of unconscious guilt in their inner world are discussed in the course of this study. In the pre-adolescent period youngsters begin to develop a conscious guilt more like that of an adult. Under the service of ego, a child modulates from a primitive externalized unconscious guilt conditioned by emotional exchanges with their parents to a more evolved state of self-awareness. Furthermore, it is possible that changes from externalization of unconscious guilt to guilt with which the ego is directly concerned, (that is, internalized guilt), will resolve the infantile relationship that young adolescents have had with their parents and play an important role in developing social independence.
This article was published in Psychiatry Clin Neurosci
and referenced in International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences