Toward a Cultural Epidemiology of Emotion

  • Paul Byers

Abstract

From what little we know of the relationship between the fine details of human interaction and the longer cycles of the career line, there is reason to expect that the longer cycles will always be enlarged repetitions or repeated reflections of pattern contained in the fine detail. Indeed, this assumption that the microscopic will reflect the macroscopic is a major justification of most of our test procedures. A major function of the techniques of microanalysis is, therefore, to obtain from small quantities of data, accurately and completely recorded, insights into human relationship which could otherwise only be obtained either by long-time observation or from the notoriously unreliable data of anamnestic reconstruction (Bateson, 1971).

Keywords

Stress Peak Anthropological Study Explicit Awareness Syllable Onset Recognizable Emotion 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Asch, T., and Chagnon, N., 1968, “The Feast,” Distributor: Documentary Educational Resources.Google Scholar
  2. Bateson, Gregory, 1971, Introduction The Natural History of an Interview, University of Chicago Library Microfilm Collection of Manuscrips in Cultural Anthropology, series 15, Nos. 95–98.Google Scholar
  3. Benedict, Ruth, 1934, “Patterns of Culture”, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.Google Scholar
  4. Benedict, Ruth, 1946, “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture,” Houghton Mifflin, Boston.Google Scholar
  5. Bower, Gordon, 1982, Mood and Memory, American Psychologist 36 (2): 129–148.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Bower, Gordon, et al., 1982, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 110 (4): 451–473.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Brain/Mind Bulletin, Vol.7 No.6. (Special issue concerning feeling-tone research of Wm. Gray and Paul Violette.) 1982. Brain/Mind Bulletin Vol. 12 No. 8. 1987.Google Scholar
  8. Brazier, Mary, 1960, Long-Persisting Electrical Traces in the Brain of Man and Their Possible Relationship to Higher Nervous Activity, in “The Moscow Colloquium on Electroencephalography of Higher Nervous Activity,” H. H. Jasper and G. D. Smirnov, eds., EEG Journal Supplement 13:347–358.Google Scholar
  9. Byers, Paul, 1972, “From Biological Rhythm to Cultural Pattern: A Study of Minimal Units,” (unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University).Google Scholar
  10. Byers, Paul, 1976, Biological rhythms as information channels in interpersonal communication behavior, in: “Perspectives in Ethology II,” P. P. G. Bateson and P. H. Klopfer, eds., Plenum, New York. also in: 1979, “Nonverbal Communication: Readings with Commentary,” (2nd edition), Shirley Weitz, ed., Oxford University Press, New York.Google Scholar
  11. Chagnon, N., 1968, “Yanomamo: The Fierce People,” Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York.Google Scholar
  12. Clynes, M. Sentics: biocybernetics of emotion communication, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, vol. 220, Art, 3: 55–131, 1973.Google Scholar
  13. Clynes, Manfred, 1977, “Sentics: The Touch of Emotions,” Doubleday Anchor, New York.Google Scholar
  14. Clynes, Manfred, 1980, The Communication of Emotion: Theory of Sentics, in: “Theories of Emotion,” R. Plutchik and H. Kellerman, eds., Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  15. Clynes, M. Expressive Microstructure in Music, linked to Living Qualities, in Studies of Music Performance, J. Sundberg (ed.), Publication of Royal Swedish Academy of Music No. 39, pp, 76–181. Stockholm.Google Scholar
  16. Clynes, Manfred, 1986, Music Beyond the Score, Communication & Cognition,19(2):169194.Google Scholar
  17. Coberly, L., 1972, “An Interactional Analysis of Ten Curing Ceremonies,” (M.A. thesis, Columbia University).Google Scholar
  18. Fischer, Roland, 1971, The “Flashback”: Arousal–Statebound Recall of Experience, Journal of Psychedelic Drugs 2: 31–38.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Goldman-Eisler, Frieda, 1956, The determinants of the rate of speech output and their mutual relations, Journal of Psychosomatic Research 1: 137–43.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Johnson, W. F., et al., 1986, Recognition of Emotion from Vocal Cues, Arch. Gen. Psychiatry, 43: 280: 283.Google Scholar
  21. Kiecolt-Glaser, J., et al., 1987, Marital Quality, Marital Disruption, and Immune Function, Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 13–14.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  22. Lindsley, D. B., 1961, The Reticular Activation System and Perceptual Integration, in “Electrical Stimulation of the Brain,” D. F. Sheer, ed. University of Texas Press, Austin.Google Scholar
  23. Marshall, F., 1959, “The Harmless People,” Knopf, New York.Google Scholar
  24. Stetson, R. H., 1951, “Motor Phonetics: A Study of Speech Movements in Action,”Google Scholar
  25. Published for Oberlin College by North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam. Tart, Charles, 1972, States of Consciousness and State Specific Sciences, Science 176: 1203–10.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Byers
    • 1
  1. 1.Teachers College Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations