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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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SNEIDERMAN, Susana. Analysis of the "Desiderative questionnaire" responses with the computerized dictionary of words. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp.293-303. ISSN 1852-7310.

The following study is part of an investigation in process taking place within the framework of the Doctoral Thesis. One of the objectives is to link Freudian theoretical categories with research of the discourse produced through the Projective verbal Test named "Desiderative Questionnaire" integrating also David Maldavsky's DLA method approach. It is known that the labor of the preconscious can be accessed and the type of underlying drive detected in the individual by means of language analysis. Following this Freudian model and relying on Dr. David Maldavsky's theoretical-clinical model the analysis and reflection on the study of the verbalizations arising from the analysis of the symbolic choices and argumentations of the Desiderative Questionnaire can be considered. It is known that the DLA has different levels of analysis to investigate language: 1) word nets 2) acts of speech and 3) narrations. As a sample the responses to a Desiderative Questionnaire of a non consulting woman have been selected. The sample has previously been analyzed with two instruments that integrate the DLA: acts of speech and narrations. The computerized dictionary was applied to the sample and then the results obtained were analyzed and interpreted in order to expose convergences and differences with the previous study. It was observed that each level of analysis comprises a different scale of sensibility. The result of the study with the Dictionary seems to converge more with that of speech acts and diverge partly with that of narrations. A problem which arose was the difficulty to include symbols within the analysis of words with the dictionary, since it does not recognize some nouns. Also some words linked to the description of states have been incorporated to the Intrasomatic Libido after reaching consensus among raters. Our aim is to consider which words and drives are elicited by the instructions of this technique. Our vision is to present a wider perspective of the manifestations of subjectivity through discourse promoted with this Projective Technique.

Keywords : Language; Desiderative questionnaire; David Liberman algorithm.

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