International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

Companionship of Psychotraumatology and Social Self Disorder

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yener ÖZEN


The aim of this study is to examine how the sociological self-construction of the individual plays a role in the dissociative deterioration situations in the psychotramatology of the traumatized individual, according to the literature. The individual's self-states form from birth. The individual, on the other hand, experiences a single self-state as the sum of many characteristics. Although some of these features are positive and some are negative, they act as a whole. There are dissociations and dissociative identity disorders that occur in the state of helplessness in the individual's trauma experience. Dissociation states are the state of evolution to pathology. As a social being, the individual has roles suitable for many social situations. These roles can be expressed as social self. These self-areas are in harmony with the inner self as long as there is no trauma experience. For the individual, the inner self area is a self-area with more human characteristics. As a result of trauma experiences, the individual has difficulty in maintaining his inner self-structuring or turns to social self-areas, which is dissociation or dissociative identity disorder. In the trauma life, there is an effort to reach and protect these deteriorations with the help of the social self.