Re: welcome and question

R. A. Neimeyer, U of Memphis (neimeyerra@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU)
Tue, 04 Oct 1994 11:07:10 -0600

Just a couple of quick thoughts on your intriguing emotion ideas:

Classic PCP views are contained in Kelly (1955) and McCoy (1977) [in
Bannister's New Perspectives in PCT book.] They identify emotion with
awareness of transition, suggesting that music might subtley shape
transitions in our construing in particular directions.

Maturana (esp. as interpreted by Jay Efran) porvides quite a different
constructivist view, centering on the emotional processing as action
tendency, present in all human functions.

Les Greenberg (with Jeremy Safran) have written most consistently about a
constructivist view of emotion, esp. in therapy.

Hope this helps! ...Going to Montana soon/ Gonna be a dental floss tycoon...

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-4680
FAX (901) 678-2579