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By Frank-M. Staemmler

ISBN-10: 0415870984

ISBN-13: 9780415870986

Aggression, Time, and Understanding is the 1st ebook of Staemmler’s writings to be released in English. In the early sections of this book, Staemmler (supported by way of his Buddhist spouse, Barbara) comprehensively explores and questions the conventional Gestalt remedy idea of aggression and proposes a brand new method of operating with anger and hostility. additional sections contain in-depth examinations of the themes of time (the "Here and Now" and "Regressive Processes") and realizing ("Dialogue and Interpretation" and "Cultivated Uncertainty"). From Staemmler’s "critical gaze," Dan Bloom observes, "concepts become refreshed, re-formed, and revitalized constructs in an effort to proceed to strengthen the idea and perform of up to date Gestalt therapy." 

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1; see also Lichtenberg 1989) Here, under the numbers 3 ("exploration and assertion") and 4 ("aversion through antagonism" = aggression), you find exactly those motivations to which the Peris refer also (see categories B and A in our table above), although they throw them into the same hotpot called "aggression" — with the consequence that they need to differentiate them laboriously again later by introducing their idea of "positive aggression" (= the exploratory-assertive motivational system in Lichtenberg's terms).

E. of a parental behavior that treats the explorative-assertive activity of the child as if it had its source in the aggressive side of the aversive motivational system. However, "perhaps the best way to foster cruelty-dissolving empathy is to better deploy one of our most under-utilized social resources, childhood roughand-tumble play . . " (Panksepp 2006, p. 234). Without such experience, children will have a hard time learning to discern self-assertion and exploration from aggression and will tend to activate both motivational systems undifferentiatedly.

Under healthy conditions, the physical growth of a person ends in the second decade of life. ) part of the population in wealthy countries, whose embonpoint is growing faster than is good for their spines, blood parameters, and hearts, it becomes difficult to find this kind of growth desirable. Cancer grows too, and usually it does not do so in the service of survival. The same can be observed in the context of economical development: in contrast to the ritualistic adorations of most politicians, quantitative growth is not conducive to the survival of our planet; this has been clearly said by the "Club of Rome" in the early 1970's (see Meadows 1972; see also Meadows et al.

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