Clinical Psychology 14 (2021), 1-2, 31-39

Original scientific paper

Study of self-generated blindness

Aksinja Kermauner - Pedagoški fakultet Sveučilišta u Primorskoj, Cankarjeva ulica 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenija

Fulltext (croatian, pages 31-39).pdf

The article describes a qualitative study of self-generated blindness and is based on a phenomenological method of research and introspection - research on personal experience. In the first experiment, the nominal data the researcher obtained as a blind person were coded and categorized. The self-generated blindness experiment is repeated according to the obtained categories and is performed according to phenomenological research procedures. The results show that the world of the blind is not just the truncated world of those who see; it is viable, all-encompassing, full. It is true that it is structurally different because it is based on the sense of touch, which is structurally completely different than sight. Research on personal experience attempts, from a different perspective, to open up a new aspect of the doctrine of blindness in the field of experiencing the blind. Increased attention, sensory sensitivity, and focus on the here and now as blind people may also be associated with mindfulness.

phenomenology, mindfulness, first person inquiry, blindness.

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