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Hellenic Journal of Psychology 
 Psychological Society of Northern Greece


VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1 INFORMATION



HELLENIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
SSN 1790-1391


Edited three times a year by the Psychological Society of Northern Greece (PSNG)
Volume 6, Issue 1, 2009

Legally responsible:
George Grouios, President of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. Phone: +30-2310-992177; E-mail: ggrouios@phed.auth.gr


Editors
Editor-in-Chief:  Anastasia Efklides Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Associate Editors: Maria Dikaiou
Angeliki Leondari
Georgios D. Sideridis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
Assistant Editors: Irini Dermitzaki
Mary H. Kosmidis
Filippos Vlachos
Plousia Misailidi
Pagona Roussi
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
University of Ioannina, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Guest Editors of the Special Section Evrinomy Avdi and
Mary H. Kosmidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



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Anastasia Efklides
George Grouios
Shulamith Kreitler
Diomedes Markoulis
Robert Neimeyer
Markku Niemivirta
Jose M. Prieto
Wolfgang Schnotz 
Yannis Theodorakis
Maria Tzouriadou
Marja Vauras
Marcel Veenman
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Memphis, USA
University of Helsinki, Finland
Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Turku, Finland
University of Leiden, The Netherlands


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Volume 6, Issue 1, 2009    


HELLENIC JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Founded 2004






SPECIAL SECTION:

FREUDS LEGACY


Guest Editors: Evrinomy Avdi and Mary H. Kosmidis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTENTS

Special Section: Freuds legacy


Prologue
           Evrinomy Avdi & Mary H. Kosmidis..............................................................................VII

Exploring the mind with a microscope: Freuds beginning in neurobiology
           Lazaros C. Triarhou...................................................................................................1


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[The contemporary relevance of Freuds work]
          Themistocles Katrios ..................................................... 25


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[The application of psychoanalytic theory and practice in the general hospital]
         Ioanna Ierodiakonou-Benou..................................................... 37

Post-Freudian encounters between psychoanalysis and culture
         Ruth Parkin-Gounelas .......................................................38

Articles

Diagnosing possible mental health problems in pervasive disorders: A case report
        Panagiotis Siaperas & Stephen Higgins..................................51

Prediction of bully and victim status among young male offenders
        Stavros P. Kiriakidis .......................................66

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[Morphological awareness, spelling, and dyslexia: Classification and evaluation
of empirical studies]
        Styliani N. Tsesmeli...................................... 106
         
 


Hellenic Journal of Psychology, Vol. 6 (2009), pp. vii-viii

 

 

PROLOGUE

 


The papers that comprise this Special Section, entitled Freuds legacy were presented at the Day Conference Freuds Legacy to Contemporary Science that was organised in November 2006 by the School of Psy-chology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Psychological Society of Northern Greece. The Day Conference was organized in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Freuds birth, and explored and re-examined the contribution of his work to the humanities, neuroscience, psychotherapy, art and cul-ture.
The importance of Sigmund Freuds work for contemporary Western culture has been compared to that of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx, as it is considered to have defined the way in which contemporary Western people view ourselves. Freuds work is rich, diverse, widely applicable and ambitious, as it studies human behaviour at the intrapsychic, interpersonal and social levels. Freud himself defined psychoanalysis as a set of psychotherapeutic techniques aimed at exploring unconscious life, as a theory for the develop-ment of personality, and as a metapsychology, that is, a set of theoretical hypotheses concerning the struc-ture, organization and functioning of mental life. This Special Section includes papers that address different disciplines that draw from Freuds work, and highlights the breadth, systematic nature, complexity and rich-ness of his work.
More specifically, in the first article, Triarhou presents an overview of Freuds work in neurobiol-ogy, before he turned his attention to understanding and treating human psychopathology. His research in neuroanatomy, and more specifically in animal histology, cellular biology and basic neuroscience, led him to important observations regarding neuronal structure and intracellular motility, long before these views became established. The paper, also, includes several original photographs from primary sources.
In the second article, Katrios discusses the importance and contemporary relevance of Freuds work to psychoanalytic theory and practice. He presents a concise yet comprehensive historical review of the main points in the development of Freudian thought, from the seduction theory to the revisions of the 1920s and the articulation of the structural model of the mind. These issues are discussed in relation to the work of later psychoanalytic thinkers, and the paper highlights the gradual shift in Freuds thinking from the drive-structure model to the relationship-structure model. Then, the author focuses on the non-repressed uncon-scious and presents a relevant clinical example. The paper delineates the development of Freuds thought, highlights its contemporary relevance and points out issues that arise from Freuds work and still remain thought-provoking and contentious.
The next article concerns mainly issues of practice, and, in particular, as they arise from the applica-tion of psychoanalysis to clinical settings other than that of individual psychotherapy. Ierodiakonou-Benou discusses the relevance of Freudian thought to psychiatric practice, focusing on developments in psychoana-lytic theory and technique as a result of its application in the National Health Service, and more specifically in the general hospital. In addition to discussing the issues that psychoanalytically-informed clinicians need to attend to in this particular clinical setting, the author also discusses the contribution of psychoanalysis to the therapeutic management of psychotic states and to liaison psychiatry in the general hospital. In summa-rizing, the author suggests that Freuds work constitutes an important legacy to contemporary clinical prac-tice, as the main clinical and theoretical axes of his work are still relevant today.
The last paper is an example of the application of psychoanalysis to the study of art and culture. Parkin-Gounelas focuses on a point of convergence between psychoanalysis and cultural studies, which cen-tres on the notions of symbolization and sublimation. She draws from post-Freudian theorists and discusses symbolization and sublimation through reference to two classical texts, Shakespeares A midsummer nights dream and Dafoes Robinson Crusoe. Moreover, she examines the points of convergence between two post-Freudian approaches to sublimation, the Kleinian and the Lacanian, which are often considered incommen-surable. This paper is an example of the breadth of applicability of Freudian thought beyond psychology and psychiatry, in the interpretation of culture and literature.
The four papers in this Special Section highlight the continuing influence of Freudian thought on the humanities, psychoanalysis, psychology and psychotherapy. In addition, they also make apparent the spirit of discovery, scientific curiosity and subversiveness that characterizes the work of the founder of psycho-analysis. In this way, we hope to pay tribute to an important figure in the history of Western thought.

Thessaloniki, January 2009

The Guest Editors

Evrinomy Avdi and Mary H. Kosmidis

Note: We would like to thank the authors and the anonymous reviewers for contributing to this Special Sec-tion and Professor Anastasia Efklides for her valuable contribution in organizing the Day Conference and for her support in preparing this Special Section.

Address: Evrinomy Avdi, School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: avdie@psy.auth.gr
Address: Mary H. Kosmidis, School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: kosmidis@psy.auth.gr