The bodies "at the forefront": Mentalization, memory, and construction of the self during adolescence

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

3 Citazioni (Scopus)

Abstract

With this contribution, we offer a perspective focused on the mind-body relation in a specific phase of the life span: adolescence. In particular, we look at the complexity of some of the processes involved in the construction of an adult Self, which results from the interaction between experiences from infancy and a changing body during adolescence accompanied by implemented mental and social abilities/possibilities. Our interpretative hypothesis goes back to the construct of mentalization, focusing on the function of implicit bodily memories entwined with infantile experiences as precursors of relational dynamics that are mentalistically mediated. When troubled, these need to be dealt with, particularly during adolescence, when the demanding and inedited quests of the body may represent a hurdle that has to be overcome to achieve the formation of an integrated identity.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1502-N/A
Numero di pagine3
RivistaFrontiers in Psychology
Volume8
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Body
  • Memory
  • Mentalization
  • Narrative
  • Psychology (all)
  • Self-identity

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'The bodies "at the forefront": Mentalization, memory, and construction of the self during adolescence'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo