Descargar el libro electrónico en formato pdf gratis The Aesthetics of Emotion: Up the Down Staircase of the Mind-Body Gerald C. Cupchik 9781107024458

The Aesthetics of Emotion: Up the Down Staircase of the Mind-Body

The Aesthetics of Emotion: Up the Down Staircase of the Mind-Body

by Gerald C. Cupchik

Editorial: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107024458
Número de páginas: 450
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 12 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-31
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Gerald C. Cupchik builds a bridge between science and the humanities, arguing that interactions between mind and body in everyday life are analogous to relations between subject matter and style in art. According to emotional phase theory, emotional reactions emerge in a 'perfect storm' whereby meaningful situations evoke bodily memories that unconsciously shape and unify the experience. Similarly, in expressionist or impressionist painting, an evocative visual style can spontaneously colour the experience and interpretation of subject matter. Three basic situational themes encompass complementary pairs of primary emotions: attachment (happiness - sadness), assertion (fear -anger), and absorption (interest - disgust). Action episodes, in which a person adapts to challenges or seeks to realize goals, benefit from energizing bodily responses which focus attention on the situation while providing feedback, in the form of pleasure or pain, regarding success or failure. In high representational paintings, style is transparent, making it easier to fluently identify subject matter.