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Glossary of Tomkins Terms

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Author: Duncan Lucas

The Negative Therapeutic Reaction

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Volume 4, Fall-Winter 1997, pp. 14-15

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Author: Melvyn A. Hill, PhD

Keywords: negative therapeutic reaction, shame in cancer, depression in cancer.

 

Intimate Notes

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Vol I, 1994 p. 24-26.

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Author: Vernon C. Kelly, Jr, MD

Keywords: intimacy, impediments to intimacy, intimacy in couples, couples therapy, marital therapy, emotional communication, affective resonance, affect suppression, empathic wall, communication of needs, capacity for intimacy, socialization of affect, intellectualization.

 

A Goal is an Image

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Vol IV, 1997, P.1-4

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: affect, script, script theory, goals of psychotherapy, paranoia and shame, blueprint for emotional health, blueprint for intimacy, emotion in movies, Christianity and emotion, addiction to television, addiction to beauty, empathic wall, pathological shame, emotion in nightmares, masturbation as tranquilizer, alexithymia, expressing emotion, false self.

 

Nathanson’s Affect Pattern Chart

1993

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: affect, expression of emotion, freedom of expression, personality and emotion, affect and diagnosis.

 

Crime and Nourishment: Sometimes the tried and true becomes the tired and false

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Volume 2, Fall-Winter 1995, pp. 25-30

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: conflict in workplace, anger management, affect in business, child abuse, workplace violence, alcohol and violence, shame and violence, community and emotion, Transformative Justice, Real Justice, emotional wellness, Family Group Conference, victim satisfaction, humiliation fury, shame rage.

 

The Name of the Game is Shame

Report to the Academic Advisory Council of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: violence, shame and violence, after-school activities, structural violence, alcohol and violence, compass of shame, affect and emotion, shame management, movie violence, drugs and violence, Tomkins, innate affects, depressive affect, youth violence, Internalized Shame Scale.

 

Scripts, Therapy, and the Movies

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute Volume 2, Spring 1995, pp. 1-3

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: psychotherapy redefined, emotional growth, enlightenment, Scrooge, Groundhog Day, Switch, patterns of change, depth of therapy, scarcity script, latent wellness.

 

Stress and Tension

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Vol 1, 1994, p. 17-19

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: stress, tension, Selye, depression, birth cry, fear, anxiety, General Adaptation Syndrome, psychobiology.

 

What’s a Script?

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute Volume 3, Spring-Summer 1996, pp. 1-4

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Author: Donald L. Nathanson, MD

Keywords: complexity vs. simplicity, influence of experience, affect, script, human being theory, consciousness and affect, stimulus-response, memory and affect, storage of experience, central assembly, affective amplification, disorders of mood, normal mood, boredom, Tomkins, Mosher, influence of past, imagery.

 

The Tomkins Polarity Scale: Recent Developments

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Vol 4, 1997, p. 17-22.

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Author: William F. Stone

Author: Paul E. Schaffner

This paper gives a brief overview of Polarity Theory, and presents some recent evidence for its validity. We argue that the original format of the scale, which asks for choices between humanistic and normative alternatives, is essential. We present a revised and shortened 43-item form of the Polarity Scale (PS43) that allows responses in machine-scorable forms, that preserves the original presentation of polarities, and that removes the ambiguity of the “Neither” response in the original. We include copies of the Scale and scoring instructions in our paper.

 

The Drawn Image: Can the Minding System Be Made Visible?

Bulletin of the Tomkins Institute, Vol. 4, 1997, p. 16-17

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Author: Jeanette Wright, MS

Abnormal Behaviors

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Date: 10/1999

 

Relief of Impediment

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