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L’hystérie : existe-t-il des différences entre les femmes hystériques et les hommes hystériques ? : Etude à travers l’épreuve de Rorschach et le MMPI-2

Abstract : This study is about hysteria. This personality structure for some, or pathology for others, has been at the heart of many controversies and has been subject to many clichés, the main one being that only women would be prone to hysteria. The aim of this research is to demonstrate that men, like women, can be prone to hysteria and that its manifestations are relatively similar for both sexes.After a presentation of hysteria, five hypotheses are posed, dealing respectively with gender identity issues, castration anxiety, non-resolution of the oedipal conflict, genital love and the use of hystero-phobic defense mechanisms. To test these hypotheses, a sample of ten women and ten men, each with a hysterical personality structure, was formed. To each participant was offered several clinical interviews according to their history, as well as the Rorschach test and the MMPI-2. Analysis of all the data collected only revealed little difference between the two groups. The general hypothesis that many common points exist between hysterical women and men seems to be verified.The research was carried out with a limited number of participants, all of which were going through a period of suffering. Several other studies could be carried out in the future to collect data on a larger sample and on people with a more compensated personality structure, allowing perhaps a better understanding of hysteria and a better psychotherapic follow up
Keywords : Gender Hysteria
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Claire Rodrigues. L’hystérie : existe-t-il des différences entre les femmes hystériques et les hommes hystériques ? : Etude à travers l’épreuve de Rorschach et le MMPI-2. Psychologie. Université de Lorraine, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LORR0283⟩. ⟨tel-01723728⟩

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