Set Theory and Its Logic

Set Theory and Its Logic

eBook - 1969
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Harvard University Press
Offering a novel analysis of a patient’s experience of agoraphobia, this collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist proposes a view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. It opens up potential for linguistic and narrative analysis by revealing the roots of panic and by establishing a framework for therapeutic intervention.

Meg Logan has not been farther than two miles from home in six years. She has agoraphobia, a debilitating anxiety disorder that entraps its sufferers in the fear of leaving safe havens such as home. Paradoxically, while at this safe haven, agoraphobics spend much of their time ruminating over past panic experiences and imagining similar hypothetical situations. In doing so, they create a narrative that both describes their experience and locks them into it.

Constructing Panic offers an unprecedented analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this novel interdisciplinary collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors probe Meg's stories for constructions of emotions, actions, and events. They illustrate how Meg uses grammar and narrative structure to create and recreate emotional experiences that maintain her agoraphobic identity.

In this work Capps and Ochs propose a startling new view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. Constructing Panic opens up the largely overlooked potential for linguistic and narrative analysis by revealing the roots of panic and by offering a unique framework for therapeutic intervention. Readers will find in these pages hope for managing panic through careful attention to how we tell the story of our lives.



Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780674042421
0674042425
9780674802070
9780674165496
0196266106
9780196266107
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages)

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