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Man's Search for Meaning
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What is a capo?
a prisoner who acted as a trustee and was given special privleges
Frankl felt the "best" prisoners did not what?
Survive the experience
Did Frankl work as a psychiatrist in the camp?
No, only in the last few weeks
What is the first phase of the inmate's mental reaction to camp life?
What is the "delusion of reprieve"?
the condemned man, will be saved at the last second
What was the first selection?
separating those who can work from those who will die
Could prisoners keep one small thing? (e.g. ring, medal)
Curiosity often evolved into what?
Who said, :Yes, a man can get used to anything, but do not ask us how."?
What is, "A man who looks miserable, down and out, sick and emaciated, and who cannot manage hard physical labor any longer..."?
In what stage of the prisoner's psychological reactions is there apathy and a blunting of emotion?
What is "the most painful part of the beatings...?
"the insult which they imply."
Was Frankl ever befriended by a Capo?
How did Frankl regard discussions about food?
What city did Frankl go through on the way from Auschwitz to Dachau?
What does Frankl believe that the experience of beauty in nature enable a prisoner to do?
Transcend his current miserable environment
What does Frankl sense that his spirit can do?
Transcend his hopeless and meaningless world
All suffering is what?
What is one of the camps most imperative laws of self-preservation?
do not be conspicuous
Prisoners literally became what?
How did Frankl try to answer all questions?
Did Frankl ever have a chance to escape?
What did a majority of the prisoners suffer from?
a kind of inferiority complex
Regardless of environmental conditions, all women and men have the freedom to choose what?
how to think about their situations
Dostoevski said, "There is only one thing I dread:..." what is it?
"Not being worthy of my sufferings."
When the woman was about to die, who did she feel was her only friend?
What was the most depressing influence on prisoners?
Not knowing how long his term of imprisonment would be
Frankl believes that all prisoners can have what, even in a concentration camp?
Meaningful futures and goals
Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live can bear..." what?
almost any how
What did Frankl always believe that boundaries between camp guards and prisoners do? (i.e. devils and angels)
Upon their first day of freedom, how did prisoners feel?
not very pleased
Logotherapy focuses on what?
The future and o the meanings to be fulfilled by the patient in the future.
Logosis is a greek word that denotes what?
What is mental health based on?
A certain degree of tension, the tension between what one has already achieved and what one still ought to accomplish, or the gap between what one is and what one should become.
The existential vacuum manifests itself mainly in what?
a state of boredom
The categorical imperative of logotherapy is what?
Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now
What are the 3 ways to discover the meaning of life?
1. Create a work or do a deed
2. Experience something or encounter someone
3. By the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering
What were the odds of surviving the camp?
1 in 28
What is the logotherapy technique of "paradoxical intention"?
Based on the fact that fear brings out what one is afraid of and that hyper-intention makes impossible what one wishes
Paradoxical intention is no what?
How can the existential vacuum be described?
The mass of neurosis of the present time. A private and personal form of nihilism; for nihilism can be defined as the contention that being has no meaning
Does not simply exist
Always decided what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.
What is a tragic optimism?
Optimism in spite of the 'tragic triad,' as it is called in logotherapy, triad which may be circumscribed by : pain, guilt, and death
According to Irvin d. Yalom of Stanford University in Existential Psychotherapy, of the 40 consecutive patients applying for therapy at a psychiatric outpatient clinic, how many had major problem involving meaning?
What are the 3 facets of the mass neurotic syndrome?
depression, aggression, addiction
How does he see the perception of meaning?
Boils down to becoming aware of a possibility against the background of reality or, to express it in plain words, to becoming aware of what can be done about a given situation.
Since Auschwitz, what to we know?
what man is capable of
Since Hiroshima, what to we know?
what is at stake
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