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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It could be considered as a variant of successive approximation , as implosion
therapy , or as a real variant of systematic desensitization . But it was more than
merely a practical action . At another level he was conquering fear . He was
In Nixon ' s composition , will is largely a variant of selflessness . Selflessness
enables one to concentrate on the battle , without distraction by personal
considerations that might weaken his will . Coolness or serenity in battle has
many virtues .
Once again , there is hardly a literal similarity between the two instances , yet we
can readily see one as a variant of the other , a metaphorical correspondence .
What stands between instances such as this are more instances of a similar ...
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