Denial and Depression in Patients with Digestive System Cancer
Ahmet Topuzoglu, Can Cimilli, Onur Ulas Agdanli and Tolga Binbay
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 16, 2019
This research was conducted as a case control study. Denial and depression were assessed in 105 patients with digestive system cancer (n = 36; 34.3% were diagnosed with depression). Denial was assessed using the denial of cancer interview, and depression was investigated using SCID-1 and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Defense mechanisms were assessed using the Defense Mechanism Rating Scale. Patients with depression were less likely to experience denial. Neurotic and immature defense m...
How Sexual Behaviors are Influenced by Personal Cognition and Control Toward Sex? Let Chinese University Students Tell You
Fangqiang Wei, Chu Wang, Yanli JIA, Bingren Zhang, and Wei Wang
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 05, 2019
In addition to sexual desire and knowledge, sexual morality, desire control, and attitude toward sex might contribute to the premarital sexual behaviors in young people, but were less studied. In 886 Chinese university students of Study 1, we have developed a Sexual Awareness and Coping Strategy Inventory (SACSI) with four domains of Personal release, Sexual knowledge, Traditional sexual morality and Negative attitude, which displayed satisfactory convergent and discriminant validities. In Study...
Structural Change and its Assessment
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 03, 2019
The concepts of structure and structural change and their use in psychoanalytic discourse are explored. It is argued that, when these concepts are not used merely as rhetorical devices, the concept of structure essentially refers to stable, unobservable mental organisations and that these may only manifest themselves as consistency across time in their behavioural derivatives. The concept of structural change may refer to three different forms of change in structures so defined. It is argued tha...