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dc.contributor.advisorMarie Suthers
dc.contributor.advisorBeth Haile
dc.contributor.advisorDarren Nealis
dc.contributor.authorClearman, Theresa
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T09:37:00Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T09:37:00Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/85
dc.description.abstractThis paper will discuss the developmental cycle of women (infancy/childhood to adulthood to old age) and how animal archetypes appear in their psyche as a result of social and biological influence. The discussion of archetypes typically occurs within the field of psychotherapy without strong empirical evidence. In general, there have been few efforts to bridge psychotherapy and experimental psychology. In examining the biological basis of archetypes, this paper will attempt to create such a bridge between these two disciplines. The exposure to archetypal and animal characters during sensitive periods of language acquisition may influence symbol assignment and memory from an early age. Female needs to satisfy unfulfilled social or maternal urges in adult stages of development are possibly impacted by the presence of animals both in the physical and psychic world. The ongoing overlap of archetypal images acting against subliminal backdrop of rapid biological development may have a long lasting or even permanent effect on subconscious action, reasoning, and memory. The emotional importance of animal bonds throughout life could impact behaviors such as altruism, empathy, and maternal care. Similar patterns associated to early development may appear as defense mechanisms later in life with issues surrounding memory loss and trauma.
dc.subjectwomen, animal, archetype, human-animal bond, anthrozoology
dc.titleAnimal Archetypes of the Human Female: The Biological and Social Dichotomy through Stages of Development
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carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentAnthrozoology
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesAnimal Studies; Biological Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Experimental Analysis of Behavior; Psychology; Social Psychology
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/anthrozoology_theses/1
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey10981299
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00


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