Archives par mot-clé : Disidealization

Dominique Bourdin : issues of religious idealization in adolescence

Using two clinical cases showing how impossible de-idealization is in late adolescence, the article explores the specific nature of religious idealizations. It shows the intrinsic relation between the ideal, the need for the absolute and faith in a divine figure. The ensuing study of paths followed by three adolescents helps give an idea of an ambiguity intrinsic to the religious ideal.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°4, pp. 835-851.

Dominique Bourdin : remarks on the vocabulary of the ideal in psychoanalysis

From a reading of Freud, this article focuses on the notions of idealization, ideal formation and Ego Ideal. The post-Freudian distinction between Ego Ideal and ideal ego is made explicit. The article concludes by distinguishing between idealization and sublimation.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°4, pp. 823-834.