Motifs: The Transformative Creation Of Self

Hardcover | February 1, 2001

byDon J. Feeney

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Just as DNA determines the genetic makeup of every individual, a motif determines individual bio-psycho-social, emotional, and spiritual behaviors and attitudes. This epigenetic theory of individuality describes the motif as a unique artistry of organizing principles. The author uses the concept of motif to explain physiology, behavior, and attitude and to show how each person has his or her own unique system of motifs that comprises the fabric of every level of personality. Case studies exemplify the way in which motifs manifest the "self" and how the core personality is understood once the individual's motif is revealed. Of interest to graduate students in psychology and clinicians and counselors in the field of humanistic and clinical psychology, holistic medicine, wellness and mind-body healing, psycho-biology, and spirituality this book will bring new understanding to personality and behavior studies.

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Just as DNA determines the genetic makeup of every individual, a motif determines individual bio-psycho-social, emotional, and spiritual behaviors and attitudes. This epigenetic theory of individuality describes the motif as a unique artistry of organizing principles. The author uses the concept of motif to explain physiology, behavior...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.54 × 6.38 × 0.94 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275968448

ISBN - 13:9780275968441

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?Because Feeney offers a good blend of philosophy and science, this volume will be an excellent tool for graduate, research, and professional collections supporting the philosophy of science as well as the history of psychology.?-Choice