The Psychobiology of Gene Expression / Edition 1

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Overview

Rossi introduces the science of psychosocial genomics and explores how it might change our understanding of the pathways of communication among mind, body and spirit. Genes are not some deeply buried and esoteric treasure that only scientists with flashing lights can perceive, says Rossi, but express themselves every moment of life in response to everything that stirs curiosity, wonder, and fascination. He suggests how fellow working psychotherapists can use that insight to create a new vision of the role of culture, the humanities, and the arts in facilitating novelty, neurogenesis, and healing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) This text introduces the new science of psychosocial genomics and explores how it might change our understanding of the pathways of communication among mind, body and spirit. It documents new approaches to optimize creativity in psychotherapy and therapeutic hypnosis with individuals and groups.

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Genes are not some deeply buried and esoteric treasure that only scientists with flashing lights can perceive, says Rossi, but express themselves every moment of life in response to everything that stirs curiosity, wonder, and fascination. He suggests how fellow working psychotherapists can use that insight to create a new vision of the role of culture, the humanities, and the arts in facilitating novelty, neurogenesis, and healing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703436
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,383,174
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., is Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He is also the science editor of Psychological Perspectives and the author, coauthor, and editor of numerous professional books.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. I The Psychobiology of Gene Expression in Human Experience 1
1 Gene Expression and Human Experience 6
2 Behavioral State-Related Gene Expression 42
3 Activity-Dependent Gene Expression 107
4 Dreaming, Gene Expression, and Neurogenesis 152
5 Psychosocial Genomics and the Healing Arts 188
Pt. II The Psychodynamics of Gene Expression in the Healing Arts 253
6 Positive Psychology Replaying The Four-Stage Creative Cycle 257
7 The Experiential Theater of Demonstration Therapy: Part A 299
8 The Experiential Theater of Demonstration Therapy: Part B 339
9 Implicit Processing Heuristics in the Healing Arts 392
10 Novel Approaches to Activity-Dependent Creative Work 425
Epilogue: The Psychosocial Genomics of Creative Experience 481
References 485
Name Index 537
Subject Index 544
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