Ed Gein and His Use of Fantasy: Developing a Theory
This paper discusses the development of a theory as it relates to Ed Gein and his use of fantasy.
# 130435 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Disorders) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Criminology (Public and Crime)
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This paper reviews the use of fantasy in Eddie Gein's mind as he launched his horrific wave of murders in the late 1950s. The paper explores Gein's sexual frustrations, his curious inability to connect with women (or to find sexual gratification) in anything approaching a normal way, and his deeply conflicted relationship with an abusive and domineering mother. In the end, the paper suggests that Gein had fantasies about dominating and possessing women that were conjoined to murderous fantasies directed towards the maternal presence in his life.
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