Affect and Self Esteem Regulation

As the cognitive disequilibrium intensifies, affect regulation becomes tenuous. The softening of their psychic structure makes it difficult for early adolescents to modulate intense feelings, whether positive or negative. Constantly feeling overstimulated, early adolescents struggle to hold on to whatever unconscious sense they have, from infancy, that Everything will be okay. This intense unsettledness leaves early adolescents at the mercy of external sources to help them modulate their...

Biofeedback

Theoretical Basis III. Applications and Exclusions alpha wave activity EEG activity generally associated with an alert but relaxed state, usually defined as 8 to 12 Hz. anal sphincters The anal canal is surrounded by a voluntary or external (EAS) and an involuntary or internal (IAS) anal sphincter. autogenic phrases A series of phrases developed by Shultz and Luthe to induce a relaxed state. The phrases are directed toward three domains relaxing the major muscles...

Exposure in Vivo Therapy

Emmelkamp University of Groningen University of Amsterdam I. Description of Exposure in Vivo II. Theoretical Bases of Exposure in Vivo III. Empirical Studies IV Summary exposure in vivo Behavioral procedure based on confrontations with anxiety-provoking stimuli in real life. exposure in vitro Behavioral procedure based on confrontations with anxiety-provoking stimuli in the imagination. extinction Decrements in responding through repetition of unreinforced...

History Of Commercial Films And Psychotherapy

Early movies, apart from a variety of trick and fantasy subjects, were mainly depictions of real-life events, and real or faked historical occurrences. A number of physicians, intrigued by the new invention, used it as a teaching tool to photograph an array of neurological and psychiatric pathological states. Only a year after the first public showing of a motion picture in 1897, Paul Schuster of Berlin filmed patients with a variety of neurological disorders. A year later the Romanian...