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Classification of Body Messages

Classification of Body Messages Abstract THIS CONFERENCE is testimony to the increasing interest which psychiatrists and psychotherapists of all persuasions are taking in the normal aspects of behavior. This new direction of research is surely a sign of vigorous health and energetic growth in our field. Sullivan once warned a persistent questioner never to ask a psychiatrist for a definition of normality; the psychiatrist, he said, never sees a normal person professionally, and he can't count on his friends, or even himself, for this rare and ill-defined property. But a professional limitation must have a professional remedy. Now that we are beginning to study nonpatients systematically, with a view to seeing how the normal processes of adaptation go astray, we may not find ourselves so tongue-tied and embarrassed when ordinary people ask us, as presumed experts, to define normal behavior. Still, despite our current determination to broaden our horizons, many References 1. Birdwhistell, R.L.: Introduction to Kinesics , Washington, DC: Department of State Foreign Service Institute, 1952. 2. Birdwhistell, R.L.: " Paralanguage: 25 Years After Sapir ," in Brosin, H.W. (ed.): Lectures on Experimental Psychiatry , Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961, p 54. 3. Birdwhistell, R.L.: " The Kinesic Level in the Investigation of the Emotions ," in Knapp, P.H. (ed.): Expression of the Emotions in Man , New York: International Universities Press, 1963. 4. Scheflin, A.E.: The Significance of Posture in Communication Systems , Psychiatry 27:4 ( (Nov) ) 1964. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

Classification of Body Messages

Archives of General Psychiatry , Volume 17 (3) – Sep 1, 1967

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-990X
eISSN
1598-3636
DOI
10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730270042008
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Abstract

Abstract THIS CONFERENCE is testimony to the increasing interest which psychiatrists and psychotherapists of all persuasions are taking in the normal aspects of behavior. This new direction of research is surely a sign of vigorous health and energetic growth in our field. Sullivan once warned a persistent questioner never to ask a psychiatrist for a definition of normality; the psychiatrist, he said, never sees a normal person professionally, and he can't count on his friends, or even himself, for this rare and ill-defined property. But a professional limitation must have a professional remedy. Now that we are beginning to study nonpatients systematically, with a view to seeing how the normal processes of adaptation go astray, we may not find ourselves so tongue-tied and embarrassed when ordinary people ask us, as presumed experts, to define normal behavior. Still, despite our current determination to broaden our horizons, many References 1. Birdwhistell, R.L.: Introduction to Kinesics , Washington, DC: Department of State Foreign Service Institute, 1952. 2. Birdwhistell, R.L.: " Paralanguage: 25 Years After Sapir ," in Brosin, H.W. (ed.): Lectures on Experimental Psychiatry , Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961, p 54. 3. Birdwhistell, R.L.: " The Kinesic Level in the Investigation of the Emotions ," in Knapp, P.H. (ed.): Expression of the Emotions in Man , New York: International Universities Press, 1963. 4. Scheflin, A.E.: The Significance of Posture in Communication Systems , Psychiatry 27:4 ( (Nov) ) 1964.

Journal

Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1967

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