The aesthetics of emotion : up the down staircase of the mind-body / Gerald C. Cupchik
- Cupchik, Gerald C.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Studies in emotion and social interaction. Second series
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Experiences in life and in art -- Searching for lived experiences -- Interpreting lived experiences -- Theoretical perspectives on lived experiences -- The aesthetics of lived experiences -- The "aesthetics of emotion" and the mind-body interface -- Reconciling opposing theories of emotion -- 2.Thinking critically about emotion theories -- The loss of a concern for ecological validity -- Being sensitive to the evolution of concepts -- Avoiding the ontological trap -- Thinking in terms of complementarities -- Contrasting intellectual traditions: British Enlightenment and German Romantic thought -- Goethe as a role model for "the poetics of science" -- Three facets of an emerging scientific self -- Working with hierarchies: the staircase metaphor -- 3.The depth of affective processing -- Levels of affective processing -- The experience and expression of "real" emotions -- Explaining emotions in terms of non-emotional processes -- Social constructionism -- Summary of the nativist and constructionist perspectives -- Critical reflections -- Retraining the problem -- 4.Emotional experiences as reactions -- From natural kinds to emotional experiences -- Homologies as structural resonances across species, cultures, and time -- Fundamental life themes and related complementary pairs of primary emotions -- Juan Luis Vives (1492--1540): the psychologically modern mind -- The framing and appreciation of emotional experiences -- William James's peripheralism -- A holistic approach to psychology -- The contribution of organismic psychology -- The psychodynamic contribution -- The contribution of existential phenomenology -- Summary and conclusions -- 5.Antecedents of the motivational action models -- From passion to emotion -- Energizing purposive action -- The two faces of emotion and adaptation -- Laboratory origins of a dualist model: Emotion = Cognition + Arousal -- Unfolding purposive behaviourism -- Eponymy and Schachter's two-factor theory -- The role of appraisal in feeling and emotion -- Family resemblances among theories -- 6.Emotional Phase Theory -- Contrasting approaches to representation -- The reaction model: interpreted situations and emotional experiences -- The action model: appraised situations and motivated actions -- The threshold of awareness -- Affects, feelings, and emotions -- Affects -- Feelings -- Emotions -- Emotional Phase Theory -- Main principles of Emotional Phase Theory -- Tables of key concepts -- 7.Neural underpinnings of emotional experiences and feeling-based actions -- Pribram and McGuinness -- Heinz Werner: from syncretic to abstract thinking -- Don Tucker: Mind from body -- Tucker and Luu: Cognition and neural development -- Other voices from neuroscience -- 8.The aesthetic imagination -- Top-down processing -- Bottom-up processing -- Complementary processes -- Adopting an aesthetic attitude -- Information theory and the cognitive-motivational approach -- A holistic Gestalt approach -- The psychodynamic approach -- Phenomenological and existential psychology -- Neuroaesthetics: art on the brain -- Synthesis -- 9.Affective processes and aesthetic reception -- Contrasting national cultural traditions and the social self -- Optimizing aesthetic distance and the personal self -- Depth of affective and cognitive aesthetic processing -- Feelings: hedonic psychophysics and affective covariation -- Emotional elaboration -- Emotional themes: attachment, assertion, and absorption -- Attachment: happiness and sadness -- Assertion: fear and anger -- Absorption: interest and disgust -- High and Popular Art Culture wars -- 10.The "aesthetics of emotion" as analogy and metaphor -- Analogies and metaphors -- Analogical processes -- Metaphorical processes -- Content- and act-oriented metaphors related to emotion and aesthetics -- Relational thinking in the generation and reception of metaphors -- "Interanimations" between subject matter and style -- 11.Creative practices of contemporary artists -- The curatorial process: Ihor Holubizky -- Focusing on artistic practice -- Tony Scherman -- Harry Tiefenbach -- Lanny Shereck -- Michael Gerry -- Bob Kussy -- Andy Patton -- Bernie Lubell -- Stacey Spiegel -- Yuval Avital -- Conclusions -- 12.The cave artist's share -- Overview -- The Chauvet Cave -- A modern view of cave art -- Conventionalist and reductionist views of cave art -- Critical perspectives -- Tracing the origins and development of cave art -- A new approach to the origins of cave art -- The emerging image -- After the social brain hypothesis: hemispheric integration -- Neurochemical and epigenetic influences -- Conclusions -- 13.Studies in aesthetic reception -- Overview -- Fundamental principles -- The empirical narrative -- A curated series of experiments in visual and literary reception -- Fundamental perceptual qualities: hard versus soft edges -- Edge detection in Gestural Expressionism -- The prefrontal cortex: adopting an "aesthetic attitude," and interpreting soft-edge images -- The Tao of aesthetics -- Judging moral and facial beauty -- Feelings and early global processing -- Comparing the effects of allegorical subject matter and rhetorical challenges -- Generating and receiving interpretations of short stories -- Ways of interpreting figurative scenes -- Close and far reading styles -- Emotions and feelings elicited by artworks -- Pace and depth of the reading process -- Comparing fresh emotions and emotional memories -- Hedonic psychophysics and the congruity principle -- Scented experiences of paintings -- Scented experiences of literature -- Scented memories of literature -- 14.In search of a unified emotion theory -- A social thought experiment -- The contribution of aesthetics to Emotional Phase Theory -- The future of an emotion -- The future of an illusion (allusion).
- 9781107024458 hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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