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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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MALDAVSKY, David. An accused of sexual abuse and his entourage: the love mentor, his counsellor, his supporters, his opponents: Study of the wishes and the ideals with the David Liberman Algorithm (DLA). Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.132-146. ISSN 1852-7310.

Objectives: to study the wishes and the ideals manifested in the words of a convicted sexual abuser (Love Mentor) and of those who supported him as well as of his inspirer (Sai Baba) and of those who were hostile to the accused. Concepts: Categorization of the wishes from the Freudian perspective, as expression of the different libidinal drives. Sample: segments extracted from journalistic texts, websites and social networks. Instruments: computerized dictionary of the David Liberman algorithm for the study of wishes in words (DLA-W)) and frequency distribution tables. Procedures: estimation of the respective percentiles and comparison between them. Results: a) comparison of dominating values: The Love Mentor and the rest of the actors concur as regards the ideals of Love and Truth and differ regarding the fact that Profit is significant for the Love Mentor and Beauty for the others, (b) global comparisons: the percentile values of Sai Baba, Dominguez and the followers of the Love Mentor differ only insofar as the first consider Order somewhat more and the latter Justice, whilst those of the Love Mentor and his opponents are coincident.

Keywords : Wishes; Ideals; Abuse; Words; Discourse.

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