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Effect of tactile sensations on scope of attention - working mechanism in the context of art therapy

Maja Stańko-Kaczmarek

Abstract

This project was focused on sensomotoric activity that is used in art-therapy as a form of psychological help. Furthermore, it corresponds with the literature concerned with single “microprocesses” involved in the process of psychotherapy (Gendlin, 1986). The main part of this research involved an examination of a single psycho-physiological procedure. The aim of this study was to test if increased levels of tactile sensations caused by finger painting (compared against painting with a brush) – influences affect (increased positive affect and expression of positive affect via facial motor behaviors as well as decreases negative affect) and cognitive processes (eliciting online cognition and facilitating broaden scope of cognition on a perceptual and conceptual level. The results provided a description and explanation of psychological processes involved in the working mechanisms of art-therapy. Further studies in applied contexts may inform how to translate the current findings into practical applications.
Record ID
UAM986049ea139e40bfbf1ac44ce82c7c82
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Maja Stańko-Kaczmarek Maja Stańko-Kaczmarek,,
Title in Polish
Wpływ doznań dotykowych na zakres uwagi – mechanizm działania w kontekście arteterapii
Title in English
Effect of tactile sensations on scope of attention - working mechanism in the context of art therapy
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
psychology / (social studies) / (social studies)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.11 psychology
Status
Finished
Defense Date
19-12-2014
Title date
19-12-2014
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/12423 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
tactile sensations; scope of attention; emotions; painting; art therapy
Abstract in English
This project was focused on sensomotoric activity that is used in art-therapy as a form of psychological help. Furthermore, it corresponds with the literature concerned with single “microprocesses” involved in the process of psychotherapy (Gendlin, 1986). The main part of this research involved an examination of a single psycho-physiological procedure. The aim of this study was to test if increased levels of tactile sensations caused by finger painting (compared against painting with a brush) – influences affect (increased positive affect and expression of positive affect via facial motor behaviors as well as decreases negative affect) and cognitive processes (eliciting online cognition and facilitating broaden scope of cognition on a perceptual and conceptual level. The results provided a description and explanation of psychological processes involved in the working mechanisms of art-therapy. Further studies in applied contexts may inform how to translate the current findings into practical applications.
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Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM986049ea139e40bfbf1ac44ce82c7c82/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM986049ea139e40bfbf1ac44ce82c7c82

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