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ERIC Number: ED506353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Quest to Control Emotion(s): A Critical Integral Fearanalysis
Fisher, R. Michael
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Although emotion(s) have been of long interest to humans, they have particularly captivated the attention of many people and scholarly disciplines in the last 20 years. This paper critiques mainstream psychology of emotions and in particular, what Daniel Goleman has labeled the "collective emotional crisis" of our times and its relationship with emotion(al) education. After discussing some of the reasons the author has been reluctant to enter into the domain of emotion(al) education, he offers a re-location of this domain utilizing the methodology of critical integral fearanalysis. Although, this is a preliminary work in progress, the author suggests, among other things, that the lack of (and/or buried) critical attention to "fear of emotion(s)" in the literature on emotion(al) education is preventing a strong emancipatory curriculum and pedagogy. One appendix presents: (1) Letter to Michalinos Zembylas. (Contains 4 figures and 37 endnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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