Sensuality in Human Living

The Cultural Psychology of Affect
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 24. Juni 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 116 Seiten
978-3-030-41742-0 (ISBN)
 
This book is a theoretical account for general psychology of how human beings meaningfully relate with their bodies-- from the basic physiological processes upwards to the highest psychological functions of religiosity, ethical reasoning, and devotional practices. It unites art and science into a new theory of affective synthesis that human minds are constantly involved in their everyday life worlds.


Provides a new theory of aesthetic synthesis;
Demonstrates the links between art and science;
Provides a new understanding of the role of affect in human cognition.
1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 2 s/w Abbildungen, 44 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 44 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 103 p. 46 illus., 44 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 6 mm
  • 189 gr
978-3-030-41742-0 (9783030417420)
10.1007/978-3-030-41743-7
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Jaan Valsiner is a cultural psychologist with a consistently developmental axiomatic base that is brought to analyses of any psychological or social phenomena. He is the founding editor (1995) of the Sage journal, Culture & Psychology. From 2013 to 2018 he was the Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark where he continues his research on cultural psychology, in combination with collaboration with University of Luxembourg and Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität Wien in Austria and in Berlin. He has published and edited more than 40 books, the most pertinent of which are The guided mind (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 1998), Culture in minds and societies (New Delhi: Sage, 2007), Invitation to Cultural Psychology (London: Sage, 2014) and Ornamented Lives (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2018). He has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize of 1995 in Germany, and the Hans-Kilian-Preis of 2017, for his interdisciplinary work on human development. Previously while working in the United States he was a recipient of a Senior Fulbright Lecturing Award in Brazil 1995-1997. He has been a visiting professor in Brazil, Japan, Australia, Estonia. Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Since 2017 he is a Foreign Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
Author's Preface. Introduction: Going beyond the lures of sexuality Part I. Living by affective hyper-generalization Chapter 1. Theory of the dynamic sublime, grotesque, and aesthetic Chapter 2. Embodiment in action: The making of the self through the body Part 2. Feeling into the world Chapter 3. Romantic encounters Chapter 4. Sensuality in Seeing Through Part 3. Theoretical proliferations Chapter 5. Sensuality In-Between: Dialogical negotiation of AS-IS with AS-IF, and with AS-IT-COULD BE Chapter 6. Hierarchical integration of human psychological needs General Conclusion: Sensual living in affectivated worlds
This book is a theoretical account for general psychology of how human beings meaningfully relate with their bodies-- from the basic physiological processes upwards to the highest psychological functions of religiosity, ethical reasoning, and devotional practices. It unites art and science into a new theory of affective synthesis that human minds are constantly involved in their everyday life worlds.

- Provides a new theory of aesthetic synthesis;
- Demonstrates the links between art and science;
- Provides a new understanding of the role of affect in human cognition.
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