Er det senmoderne parforhold præget af narcissisme?
Navn: Thomas Emil SørensenSSO – Fag: Psykologi B
With this project, I am carrying a narcissistic move. The content in project includes stylishwords and phrases that might occur unrecognizable to many. Narcissism, collusion,projection, containment; all words of which may seem completely unintelligible, but still playsa part in their everyday life. That is how the current culture reveals itself in the currentpostmodern society: Most usually marked by the incomprehensive trends and connectionsthat rarely makes sense.Self-realization, freedom of choice and freedom of expression are all a part of the postmodernwelfare society. Still, there is a rising need to get recognition from the surroundings; reportsclaim that an increasing number of people are lying sick with unrealistic stress-levels anddepressions. The dialogue crossing the influential threefold: Individual, couple and culture, are spreadingmixed messages. What is superficial and what is reality? Are we controlled by cultural valuesover biological instincts?Is the ideal of love in the postmodern culture, a product of narcissism? The purpose of this project is not to set a deterministic conclusion. It is instead my goal toachieve an evaluation of the narcissistic state of the postmodern society. To reach an evaluation of the question “Is the postmodern relationship marked withnarcissism?” I am going to being with the introduction of term “narcissism”. In thisintroduction, I am shortly going to involve the myth of “Narkissos” as a foundation of theteam, Sigmund Freuds psychodynamic theories about the narcissistic process of developmentand finally Jürg Willis psychodynamic collusion-theory to elaborate the narcissistic collusionand the phallic-exhibitionistic narcissistic tendencies. The introduction will lay the path for a thorough analysis of the self-chosen case, in which thetheories from the previous section is used. Afterwards there will be a discussion of the mainproblem of the project using Anthony Giddens social-psychology theories. The self-chosencase and the postmodern relationships anno 2010 will be included. Finally, my personalopinion will close the assignment.