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Teaching Affect to Teachers

Over the last few months, Graeme George has been teaching affect to teachers as part of the “Restorative Schools” movement in Australia. It is a movement that hopes to introduce schools to restorative practices, which are firmly rooted in a respect for... Read More

Affect and Neuroplasticity

This post cross-references affect theory with the work of a very influential author in the realm of brain science, and concludes that “Tomkins was ahead of the curve in understanding human cognition, especially in integrating disparate areas of science and research with... Read More

The Depressive Posture

Excerpt from: Emotional Rescue: Shame and the Depressive Posture in George Eliot by Joseph Adamson, McMaster University, June 29, 2009 Vulnerability to both shame and the longing for approval and love is the core of what Silvan Tomkins has called the “depressive... Read More