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Author Stern, Daniel N

Title Forms of vitality : exploring dynamic experience in psychology, the arts, psychotherapy, and development / Daniel N. Stern

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  BF637.S4 S814 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 174 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Introducing dynamic ''forms of vitality'' -- 2. The nature and theoretical framework of dynamic ''forms of vitality'' -- 3. Ideas from psychology and behavioral science leading to dynamic forms of vitality -- 4. A possible neuroscientific basis for vitality forms : the arousal systems -- 5. Vitality forms in music, dance, theatre and cinema -- 6. When do vitality forms begin? : a developmental view -- 7. What implications do forms of vitality have for clinical theory and practice
Note "In his new book, eminent psychologist - Daniel Stern, author of the classic The interpersonal world of the infant, explores the hitherto neglected topic of "vitality" - that is, the force or power manifested by all living things. Vitality takes on many dynamic forms and permeates daily life, psychology, psychotherapy and the arts, yet what is vitality? We know that it is a manifestation of life, of being alive. We are very alert to its feel in ourselves and its expression in others. Life shows itself in so many different forms of vitality. But just how can we study this phenomenon? Till now, this has been a topic considered impervious to any kind of scientific study, but according to the Stern, it is possible to trace vitality to real physical and mental operations-- including movement, time, perception of force - as well as spatial aspects of the movement and its underlying intention. Within this fascinating book he shows how an understanding of vitality can help the psychotherapeutic process (including a look at the developmental origins of forms of vitality) and looks at how these theories of vitality might fit with our current knowledge of the workings of the brain. Truly a tour de force from a brilliant clinician and scientist, Forms of Vitality is a profound and absorbing book - one that will be essential reading for psychologists, psychotherapists, and those in the creative arts"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Self-actualization (Psychology)
ISBN 9780199586066 (acid-free paper)
0199586063 (acid-free paper)
ISBN/ISSN 100536796