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ERIC Number: EJ573051
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
The Self-Portrait in Adulthood and Aging.
Morin, Catherine; Bensalah, Yamina
International Journal of Aging & Human Development, v46 n1 p45-70 1998
Examines the depiction of face features and limb extremities in the self-portraits of 98 35- to 85-year olds. Discusses results from a psychoanalytic perspective. The difficulties in representing the hands are discussed in relation to castration. The absence of face features in some of the elderly's drawings could indicate a minimal age-related defect or an incapacity to face the losses imposed by aging. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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