Psicologia: ciência e profissão
versão impressa ISSN 1414-9893
VARELA, Ana Paula Gramacho. what are you hungry of?. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2006, vol.26, n.1, pp. 82-93. ISSN 1414-9893.
This study aims to think about obesity in the light of the psychoanalytic theory, focusing it as a current mounting epidemic, although it has an ancient history. The psychoanalytic concept of instinct2, used by Sigmund Freud, gave way to a theoretical articulation from a specific question: "What are you hungry of?", making it possible an agreement that goes beyond the organic body, entering in scene the pulsional body. Considering the inclusion around the instinct concept, the present study expresses only one possibility to understand obesity, leaving questions for future work.
Palavras-chave : Psychoanalysis; Obesity; Instinct; Freud.