The World's Self Conscious And The Healing Process

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Historical Relevance. “Our century 's self-conscious interest in culture and society has produced valuable attempts to retell the Western past with the aid of such organizing principles as technological change, art collecting” (Barzun, 1990, p. xiii) Considering modern globalization trends, technology and data flow, the comparative historical approach has “identified general features of the modern capitalist economy” (Bentz & Shapiro, 1998, p.134) as more relevant. Trends from Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) stressed the importance of the unconscious mind. In context of his female theory, Freud wrote about "We are now obliged to recognize that the little girl is a little man" Freud wrote (1933, SE 22:118). He claims that females are…show more content…
Questioning the female psyche can lead to recognizing unconscious thinking, which differs from males. Through historical inquiry, uniqueness of “actions, ideas, and force (give) rise to this phenomenon” (Bentz & Shapiro, 1998, p.136) may reveal more. Weber explored how societies stayed together, but he did not explore issues of art and health. “The study of the future is part of historical inquiry (Bentz & Shapiro, 1998, p.136). Reflecting on the beginning of recorded history, research can better explore and focus on the growth of knowledge and understanding as in the role of media. By exploring the history of feminism, gender roles, structure and power disclose. Probing the female psyche further, the legitimacy of art-based therapies can unfold female’s unconscious thinking about their well-being.
Research Findings. Researchers Stuckey and Nobel conducted a historical review of research from 1995 to 2007. They also were attentive to literature review from 1970 to 1995 on PubMed (MeSH art therapy database) to determine what is known about art and healing. Studies limit to functioning women without mental disorders such as schizophrenia or dementia. They also did not include imprisoned populations or other ailments. They described the principal categories of creative expression emerging to promote health and wellness. Results pointed out patterns
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