Special Issue "Embodied Aesthetics and Interpersonal Resonance"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 November 2017).
Interests: embodiment; rhythms; resonance; arts therapies; aesthetic experience; body psychotherapy; dance movement therapy; therapeutic factors
Interests: phenomenological psychopathology, psychology and psychotherapy; embodiment; enactivism; phenomenology and cognitive neuroscience
Interests: embodiment; effects of arts interventions on health-related outcomes (specifically aesthetic distancing and goal-directed group processes), effects of flow, as well as the promotion and integration of arts therapies in the health system
Interests: self-organization; embodiment; dynamic systems; psychotherapeutic change mechanisms; time-series analysis; nonverbal synchrony; mind-matter relations
This is a call for submissions for a Special Issue on “Embodied Aesthetics and Interpersonal Resonance” that we are currently editing. The Special Issue will encompass articles from phenomenology, cognitive sciences, neurosciences, systems theory, psychology, psychiatry, arts therapies, and the arts.
Embodiment has become a major area of interest in many academic fields (e.g., phenomenology and cognitive sciences). Recently, this development has been extended to issues of aesthetic perception and performance: On the one hand, people bodily resonate with aesthetic objects when appreciating art; on the other hand, in art-making, people may experience self-efficacy, self-congruence, and express their aesthetic feelings by means of the resonant body.
This special issue on Embodied Aesthetics and Interpersonal Resonance will accompany the 19th Herbstakademie (http://www.upd.unibe.ch/research/symposien/HA19/index.html), 5–7 October, 2017, at the University of Heidelberg, and will focus on questions such as:
- How can an embodied aesthetics be conceptualized?
- What is the role of the body in aesthetic perception and creativity, particularly concerning the experience of beauty?
- How can we understand personal and interpersonal patters of resonance and synchrony with persons and objects?
- Which novel perspectives can the embodiment approach offer to psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, and the arts? How can clinicians incorporate principles of embodiment into their work? What role does the experience and embodiment of beauty play for health?
We expect your proposals (abstracts of up to 450 words) by 30 June 2017 and your articles by 15 September 2017. Please send the adstracts and articles to Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Koch ([email protected]) or Behavioral Sciences Editorial Office ([email protected]).
Prof. Dr. Sabine Koch
Ms. Lily Martin, MSc.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchs
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Tschacher
Manuscript Submission Information
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- dynamic systems
- interpersonal patterns
- arts therapies
- body psychotherapy
- integrative body-mind approaches