Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To see the German word that Freud used to refer to a concept…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Want to know the exact German word that Freud used to refer to a psychoanalytic concept? Move your mouse over a paragraph while reading The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud and a window will emerge displaying the text in its original German version.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Finn, M.T. Smith, C.L. McKernan, L.C. Nash, M.R. (2019). Moving and Reflective Functioning under Stress. Psychodyn. Psych., 47(2):197-214.
   

(2019). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 47(2):197-214

Moving and Reflective Functioning under Stress

Michael T. M. Finn, Ph.D., Connor L. Smith, M.A., Lindsey C. McKernan, Ph.D. and Michael R. Nash, Ph.D.

According to mentalization theory, reflective functioning is a core feature of healthy affect regulation which involves interactions among implicit and explicit processes across multiple systems of the individual in relation with others. Mother-infant interactions point to the role of whole body movement as a feature of developing affect regulation, promoting self-organization. Using behavioral imaging technology, we examined the legacy of whole body movement in adults undergoing an interpersonal stress task (Trier Social Stress Test; TSST). Movement was assessed as a multidimensional system over time, allowing for examination of rigid recurrence and self-organized determinism in movement dynamics (Multidimensional Recurrence Quantification Analysis). Reflective functioning was assessed using an automated analysis of transcripts. We found flexible yet self-organized movement uniquely predicted reflective function. Self-reported personality organization, assessed at least one week prior, showed some bivariate relationship with indices of movement dynamics, while self-reported attachment styles did not. Using novel methodology, this study demonstrated the cooccurrence of reflective functioning and specific movement dynamics. The authors suggest theoretical approaches from phenomenology to understand these findings and call for further research.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.