The Revolting Self
Perspectives on the Psychological, Social, and Clinical Implications of Self-Directed Disgust
This book looks at the phenomenon of self-directed disgust and examines the role of self-disgust in relation to psychological experiences and potential ensuing psychopathology and to physical functioning such as disability, chronic physical health, and sexual dysfunction.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- An introduction to the revolting self: self-disgust as an emotion schema -- Digging disgust out of the dumpster: a neuropsychological defence of self-and other-directed disgust as a moral virtue -- Disgust and self-disgust: a disability studies perspective -- Self-disgust and adaptation to chronic physical health conditions: implications for avoidance and withdrawal -- Self-directed disgust: reciprocal relationships with sex and sexual dysfunction -- Disgust and interpersonal experiences: the complex emotional experience of rejection -- Contaminated by trauma: understanding links between self-disgust, mental contamination, and post-traumatic stress disorder -- Depression as a disorder of disgust -- Self-disgust in eating disorders: a review of the literature and clinical implications -- Varieties of disgust in self-harm -- Psychodynamics of self-disgust: expulsion and attack as attempts to retain integrity of the personality -- Self-disgust, self-hatred, and compassion-focused therapy -- Reflections on the revolting self: a commentary and further directions