Yoğan, Felek
In this study, the aim of the research related to how adults with phobias construct the phobia in their language is given briefly. Discourse analysis specific to Discursive Psychology was used to achieve the research's goal. Each of the ten adults who indicated that they had phobia experiences took part in the interviews only once. The transcription of the interview was coded via the software MAXQDA 2020 Plus. The analysis was accomplished based on the interpretative repertoires and the positions. Eight interpretative repertoires were found as follows: 1. The Relationship with the Phobia Object through Control, 2. Detailed Depiction Focusing on Fragments of Phobia Objects, 3. Preoccupation with The Phobia Object, 4. The Gaze of the Phobia Object, 5. Bodily Symptoms Associated with Phobias, 6. The Contact with Phobia Objects, 7. The Gain Through Phobias, 8. Escape from the Phobia Object. As a result of the analysis, three positions were found as follows: 1. Positioning the Phobia Object as Harmful, 2. Mother’s Presence as a Part of the Phobic Experience, 3. Father’s Presence as a Part of the Phobic Experience. In the discussion part, eight interpretative repertoires and three positions were handled separately. Subsequently, the clinical implications of the study, the strengths and limitations of the study, the suggestions for future studies, and the general conclusion of the study were covered.


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Citation Formats
F. Yoğan, “THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADULT PHOBIAS: A STUDY THROUGH DISCOURSE ANALYSIS,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.