The Day the Earth Stood Still: Presence of Trauma in Time Experience

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The current chapter describes the theoretical and empirical aspects of time experience development and its disruption following trauma. The basic assumption is that acute interferences during the early stages of life result in disruption in time experience. In the psychoanalytic setting, these disruptions may be expressed in the patient’s desire to live in a timeless world, which does not involve any acknowledgement of reality demands. Clinical examples are used to illustrate how traumatic history is manifested in the patient’s time experience and in the psychoanalytic dialogue.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationHow Trauma Resonates: Art, Literature and Theoretical Practice
Subtitle of host publicationArt, Literature and Theoretical Practice
EditorsMark Callaghan
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
Pages163 - 172
ISBN (Print)9781848882393
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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