Foundations of Art Therapy

Foundations of Art Therapy
  • Author : Meera Rastogi,Rachel P. Feldwisch,Michelle Pate,Joseph Scarce
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 604
  • Relase : 2022-08-12
  • ISBN : 9780128243084

Foundations of Art Therapy Book Review:

Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications is an essential and comprehensive introduction to art therapy research and practice that blends relevant psychological and neuroscience research, theories and concepts and infuses cultural diversity throughout each chapter. The book is divided into four parts that start with the foundations of art therapy knowledge and ends with professional practices in art therapy. Readers will learn about the fundamentals of art therapy, founders, materials, multicultural perspectives, intersections with neuroscience, theoretical approaches, art therapy and the brain, the self and the community, with specific populations (children, mental health, older adults, and trauma). The book concludes with professional practices in art therapy by exploring group concepts, community-based art therapy, and how to develop a career in art therapy. Each chapter contains practical applications, ethical scope of practice, reflection questions, and experiential exercises. This unique, practical and interdisciplinary approach provides a solid base for understanding the field of art therapy and therefore is a significant contribution to the field.

Psychological Foundations of the Arts

Psychological Foundations of the Arts
  • Author : Erin Morris Miller,Rachael Sloan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 099608665X

Psychological Foundations of the Arts Book Review:

This book provides an introduction for classroom teachers to the psychological study of the arts including how they can use this knowledge in their classroom. Sections on what psychologists currently know about the biology, cognition, development, and personality of artistic creators are followed by suggested applications for the classroom.


  • Author : Rudolf E. Radocy,J. David Boyle
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780398088057


The fifth edition of Psychological Foundations of Musical Behavior appears at a time of continuing worldwide anxiety and turmoil. We have learned a lot about human musical behavior, and we have some understanding of how music can meet diverse human needs. In this exceptional new edition, the authors have elected to continue a “one volume” coverage of a broad array of topics, guided by three criteria: The text is comprehensive in its coverage of diverse areas comprising music psychology; it is comprehensible to the reader; and it is contemporary in its inclusion of information gathered in recent years. Chapter organization recognizes the traditional and more contemporary domains, with special emphases on psychoacoustics, musical preference, learning, and the psychological foundations of rhythm, melody, and harmony. Following the introductory preview chapter, the text examines diverse views of why people have music and considers music’s functions for individuals, its social values, and its importance as a cultural phenomenon. “Functional music” and music as a therapeutic tool is discussed, including descriptions and relationships involving psychoacoustical phenomena, giving considerable attention to perception, judgment, measurement, and physical and psychophysical events. Rhythmic behaviors and what is involved in producing and responding to rhythms are explored. The organization of horizontal and vertical pitch, tonality, scales, and value judgments, as well as related pedagogical issues are also considered. The basic aspects of musical performance, improvisation, composition, existing musical preferences and tastes, approaches to studying the affective response to music with particular emphasis on developments in psychological aesthetics are examined. The text closely relates the development and prediction of musical ability, music learning as a form of human learning, and music abnormalities, concluding with speculation regarding future research directions. The authors offer their latest review of aspects of human musical behavior with profound recognition of music’s enduring values.

Field Hearings on the Reauthorization of the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities Act and the Museum Services Act

Field Hearings on the Reauthorization of the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities Act and the Museum Services Act
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1151
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : UCR:31210014659823

Field Hearings on the Reauthorization of the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities Act and the Museum Services Act Book Review:

Foundations in Music Psychology

Foundations in Music Psychology
  • Author : Peter Jason Rentfrow,Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2019-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780262039277

Foundations in Music Psychology Book Review:

A state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research in music psychology, written by leaders in the field. This authoritative, landmark volume offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research in music perception and cognition. Eminent scholars from a range of disciplines, employing a variety of methodologies, describe important findings from core areas of the field, including music cognition, the neuroscience of music, musical performance, and music therapy. The book can be used as a textbook for courses in music cognition, auditory perception, science of music, psychology of music, philosophy of music, and music therapy, and as a reference for researchers, teachers, and musicians. The book's sections cover music perception; music cognition; music, neurobiology, and evolution; musical training, ability, and performance; and musical experience in everyday life. Chapters treat such topics as pitch, rhythm, and timbre; musical expectancy, musicality, musical disorders, and absolute pitch; brain processes involved in music perception, cross-species studies of music cognition, and music across cultures; improvisation, the assessment of musical ability, and singing; and music and emotions, musical preferences, and music therapy. Contributors Fleur Bouwer, Peter Cariani, Laura K. Cirelli, Annabel J. Cohen, Lola L. Cuddy, Shannon de L'Etoile, Jessica A. Grahn, David M. Greenberg, Bruno Gingras, Henkjan Honing, Lorna S. Jakobson, Ji Chul Kim, Stefan Koelsch, Edward W. Large, Miriam Lense, Daniel Levitin, Charles J. Limb, Psyche Loui, Stephen McAdams, Lucy M. McGarry, Malinda J. McPherson, Andrew J. Oxenham, Caroline Palmer, Aniruddh Patel, Eve-Marie Quintin, Peter Jason Rentfrow, Edward Roth, Frank A. Russo, Rebecca Scheurich, Kai Siedenburg, Avital Sternin, Yanan Sun, William F. Thompson, Renee Timmers, Mark Jude Tramo, Sandra E. Trehub, Michael W. Weiss, Marcel Zentner

Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  • Author : James E. Maddux,June Price Tangney
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 555
  • Relase : 2011-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781606236895

Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology Book Review:

Uniquely integrative and authoritative, this volume explores how advances in social psychology can deepen understanding and improve treatment of clinical problems. The role of basic psychological processes in mental health and disorder is examined by leading experts in social, clinical, and counseling psychology. Chapters present cutting-edge research on self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal processes, social cognition, and emotion. The volume identifies specific ways that social psychology concepts, findings, and research methods can inform clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as the development of effective treatments. Compelling topics include the social psychology of help seeking, therapeutic change, and the therapist–client relationship.

The Psychological Foundations of Morality

The Psychological Foundations of Morality
  • Author : Carl Layton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : OCLC:154669843

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Psychological Development

Psychological Development
  • Author : Quillin Woods
  • Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2019-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781839474149

Psychological Development Book Review:

Psychological Development is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan. This field examines change across three major dimensions: physical development, cognitive development, and socioemotional development. Within these three dimensions are a broad range of topics including motor skills, executive functions, moral understanding, language acquisition, social change, personality, emotional development, self-concept and identity formation. In this book the area of discussion and analysis has been delimited to physiological and psychological areas so as to give a deeper treatment to the subject. It is hoped that the book will find a wider acceptance among teachers and researchers. The book is of interest to the researchers and students of psychology, sociology, child development, family studies and professionals interested in related fields.

Historical Foundations of Educational Psychology

Historical Foundations of Educational Psychology
  • Author : John A. Glover,Royce R. Ronning
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 446
  • Relase : 2013-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781489936202

Historical Foundations of Educational Psychology Book Review:

This volume represents a beginning effort to compile a history of educational psychology The project began, innocuously enough, several years ago when we decided to add mon material about the history of educational psychology to the undergraduate course we were teaching. What seemed like a simple task became very complex as we searched in vain for a volume dealing with the topic. We ended up drawing on various histories of psychology that devoted anywhere from a few paragraphs to several pages to the topic and on a very few articles addressing the issue. We were startled, frankly, by the apparent lack of interest in the history of our field and decided to attempt to compile a history ourselves. As is the case with any edited volume, the contributing authors deserve credit for its positive features. They uniformly made every effort asked of them and taught us much about educational psychology. Any errors or omissions are our responsibility alone.

Theories of Art: From Impressionism to Kandinsky

Theories of Art: From Impressionism to Kandinsky
  • Author : Moshe Barasch
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0415926270

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Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky

Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky
  • Author : Moshe Barasch
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 1998-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780814712733

Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky Book Review:

Since World War II Americans’ attitudes towards shyness have changed. The women’s movement and the sexual revolution raised questions about communication, self-expression, intimacy, and personality, leading to new concerns about shyness. At the same time, the growth of psychotherapy and the mental health industry brought shyness to the attention of professionals who began to regard it as an illness in need of a cure. But what is shyness? How is it related to gender, race, and class identities? And what does its stigmatization say about our culture? In Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts, Patricia McDaniel tells the story of shyness. Using popular self-help books and magazine articles she shows how prevailing attitudes toward shyness frequently work to disempower women. She draws on evidence as diverse as 1950s views of shyness as a womanly virtue to contemporary views of shyness as a barrier to intimacy to highlight how cultural standards governing shyness reproduce and maintain power differences between and among women and men.

Arts Integration in Education

Arts Integration in Education
  • Author : Gail Humphries Mardirosian,Yvonne Pelletier Lewis
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Pages : 410
  • Relase : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781783205271

Arts Integration in Education Book Review:

Arts Integration in Education is an insightful, even inspiring investigation into the enormous possibilities for change that are offered by the application of arts integration in education. Presenting research from a range of settings, from preschool to university, and featuring contributions from scholars and theorists, educational psychologists, teachers and teaching artists, the book offers a comprehensive exploration and varying perspectives on theory, impact and practices for arts-based training and arts-integrated instruction across the curriculum.

The Unification of the Arts

The Unification of the Arts
  • Author : STEVEN. BROWN
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2022-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780198864875

The Unification of the Arts Book Review:

What are the arts? What functions do the arts serve in human life? This book presents the first fully integrated cognitive account of the arts that unites visual art, theatre, literature, dance, and music into a single framework, with supporting discussions about creativity and aesthetics.

Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
  • Author : Colin Martindale,Paul Locher,Vladimir M Petrov,Arnold Berleant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2019-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781351844536

Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts Book Review:

In this book, well-known scholars describe new and exciting approaches to aesthetics, creativity and psychology of the arts, approaching these topics from a point of view that is biological or related to biology and answering new questions with new methods and theories. All known societies produce and enjoy arts such as literature, music and visual decoration or depiction. Judging from prehistoric archaeological evidence, this arose very early in human development. Furthermore, Darwin was explicit in attributing aesthetic sensitivity to lower animals. These considerations lead us to wonder whether the arts might not be evolutionarily based. Although such an evolutionary basis is not obvious on the face of it, the idea has recently elicited considerable attention. The book begins with a consideration of ten theories on the evolutionary function of specific arts such as music and literature. The theory of evolution was first drawn up in biology, but evolution is not confined to biology: genuinely evolutionary theories of sociocultural change can be formulated. That they need to be formulated is shown in several chapters that discuss regular trends in literature and scientific writings. Psychologists have recently rediscovered the obvious fact that thought and perception occur in the brain, so cognitive science moves ever closer to neuroscience. Several chapters give overviews of neurocognitive and neural network approaches to creativity and aesthetic appreciation. The book concludes with two exciting describing brain-scan research on what happens in the brain during creativity and presenting a close examination of the relationship between genetically transmitted mental disorder and creativity.

The Psychological Foundations of Education

The Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Author : Olga K. Baatz,Charles Albert Baatz
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005743813

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Believing and Seeing

Believing and Seeing
  • Author : Roland Recht
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2008-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780226706061

Believing and Seeing Book Review:

Developments in medieval science that elevated sight above the other senses found religious expression in the Christian emphasis on miracles, relics, and elaborate structures. In his incisive survey of Gothic art and architecture, Roland Recht argues that this preoccupation with vision as a key to religious knowledge profoundly affected a broad range of late medieval works. In addition to the great cathedrals of France, Recht explores key religious buildings throughout Europe to reveal how their grand designs supported this profusion of images that made visible the signs of scripture. Metalworkers, for example, fashioned intricate monstrances and reliquaries for the presentation of sacred articles, and technical advances in stained glass production allowed for more expressive renderings of holy objects. Sculptors, meanwhile, created increasingly naturalistic works and painters used multihued palettes to enhance their subjects’ lifelike qualities. Reimagining these works as a link between devotional practices in the late Middle Ages and contemporaneous theories that deemed vision the basis of empirical truth, Recht provides students and scholars with a new and powerful lens through which to view Gothic art and architecture.

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 457
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : PURD:32754076275191

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Book Review:

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature
  • Author : Dick Schram,Gerard J. Steen
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Pages : 478
  • Relase : 2001-12-21
  • ISBN : 9789027297181

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature Book Review:

The Psychology and Sociology of Literature is a collection of 25 chapters on literature by some of the leading psychologists, sociologists, and literary scholars in the field of the empirical study of literature. Contributors include Ziva Ben-Porat, Gerry Cupchik, Art Graesser, Rachel Giora, Norbert Groeben, Colin Martindale, David Miall, Willie van Peer, Kees van Rees, Siegfried Schmidt, Hugo Verdaasdonk, and Rolf Zwaan. Topics include literature and the reading process; the role of poetic language, metaphor, and irony; cathartic and Freudian effects; literature and creativity; the career of the literary author; literature and culture; literature and multicultural society, literature and the mass media; literature and the internet; and literature and history. An introduction by the editors situates the empirical study of literature within an academic context. The chapters are all invited and refereed contributions, collected to honor the scholarship and retirement of professor Elrud Ibsch, of the Free University of Amsterdam. Together they represent the state of the art in the empirical study of literature, a movement in literary studies which aims to produce reliable and valid scientific knowledge about literature as a means of verbal communication in its cultural context. Elrud Ibsch was one of the pioneers in Europe to promote this approach to literature some 25 years ago, and this volume takes stock of what has happened since. The Psychology and Sociology of Literature presents an invaluable overview of the results, promises, gaps, and needs of the empirical study of literature. It addresses social scientists as well as scholars in the humanities who are interested in literature as discourse.

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy
  • Author : David E. Gussak,Marcia L. Rosal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 906
  • Relase : 2016-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781118306598

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy Book Review:

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood Part of the Wiley Handbooks in Clinical Psychology series

Art and Intimacy

Art and Intimacy
  • Author : Ellen Dissanayake
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 2015-08-17
  • ISBN : 9780295997469

Art and Intimacy Book Review:

To Ellen Dissanayake, the arts are biologically evolved propensities of human nature: their fundamental features helped early humans adapt to their environment and reproduce themselves successfully over generations. In Art and Intimacy she argues for the joint evolutionary origin of art and intimacy, what we commonly call love. It all begins with the human trait of birthing immature and helpless infants. To ensure that mothers find their demanding babies worth caring for, humans evolved to be lovable and to attune themselves to others from the moment of birth. The ways in which mother and infant respond to each other are rhythmically patterned vocalizations and exaggerated face and body movements that Dissanayake calls rhythms and sensory modes. Rhythms and modes also give rise to the arts. Because humans are born predisposed to respond to and use rhythmic-modal signals, societies everywhere have elaborated them further as music, mime, dance, and display, in rituals which instill and reinforce valued cultural beliefs. Just as rhythms and modes coordinate and unify the mother-infant pair, in ceremonies they coordinate and unify members of a group. Today we humans live in environments very different from those of our ancestors. They used ceremonies (the arts) to address matters of serious concern, such as health, prosperity, and fecundity, that affected their survival. Now we tend to dismiss the arts, to see them as superfluous, only for an elite. But if we are biologically predisposed to participate in artlike behavior, then we actually need the arts. Even -- or perhaps especially -- in our fast-paced, sophisticated modern lives, the arts encourage us to show that we care about important things.