Portrait and Story: Dramaturgical Approaches to the Study of Persons
Greenwood Press, 1986 - 203 Seiten
Seeking to restore a holistic approach to the study of the person, Professor Cochran explores and refines an innovative method of analysis based on the use of dramaturgical concepts. The author's approach reflects a dissatisfaction, shared by many in the field of personology, with the fragmented view of the person that typically emerges from quantitative, statistically based studies. His own method offers alternative ways of conducting research based upon two units. The first is story, a completed action or drama with a beginning, middle, and end. The other is position, a way of being or an emotional or existential condition. Showing these to be natural units of human experience, the author demonstrates, through a series of illustrative investigations, how they may be applied to research. Among the topics covered are the life plot, or the means by which a person comes into being, the meaning of significant action, how actions in a person's life form a theme with variations over time, and the integration of character and story. The author also discusses different life themes and their significance, and he tests the validity of dramatic principles as means of reality construction.
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He was seized by intense, paralyzing pain, more intense than he had ever
experienced before or has since. Through the agony he sensed an opportunity to
destroy his fear of pain by enduring it. Through will he would endure the suffering
Intense effort simply must be in order that the position be completed in a situation.
It is another striking illustration of the interdependence of position and positioning
. Among some of the reasons for the significance of effort are the following.
Fifth, the period of indecision sets the stage for intense effort; anything less would
be incongruous. Sixth, it reflects a competitive spirit. Seventh, it is inaction that
Nixon finds intolerable, and after the enforced inactivity of the prior period,
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