Johann Jung: a paradox of reflectiveness: thinking of one’s own death

Because of the psychical reorganization implied by puberty, reflectiveness is a major component of adolescence that can also shed light on the issue of subjectivation. In this context, imagining one’s own death paradoxically helps re-establish a form of subjectivizing reflectiveness while restarting the self-appropriating process. This work relies on the investment of an object-double which can shore up the suffering reflectiveness.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 4, 859-869.