Files in this item



application/pdf8409824.pdf (7MB)Restricted to U of Illinois
(no description provided)PDF


Title:The Double Bind and Some of Its Implications
Author(s):Pine, Jerry Jerome
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Clinical
Abstract:The purpose of this study was originally to probe the double-bind and the therapeutic models that emerged from an understanding of the psychic malady. To facilitate this the neurolinguistic investigations of A. R. Luria are detailed. This is followed by an analysis of the work of Ludwig Von Bertalanffy and his systems model. There is also an introduction into the research of Roger Sperry and his split-brain patients.
There is a series of chapters dealing with the work of those at the Mental Research Institute who first discovered the double-bind and who then followed up with studies on family communication problems. A chapter, devoted to left hemisphere linguistic therapy, is followed by one on right hemisphere hypnotherapy. It then became clear that to more adequately understand what is behind the double-bind one must have a better insight into the bilateralized mind. A more deliberate, more in depth understanding of the Roger Sperry research became imperative.
From Sperry we learned that human beings are bilateralized creatures with two distinct mental computers that function in distinct, unique ways. These, the left and right cortical hemisphere processes, were explored and detailed. The links between right brain processing, mysticism and gestalt were also explored and detailed. This led to the question as to whether the human organism is basically fragmented or integrated. It was proposed that we are both, with a need to find ways of deliberately heightening right-left brain integration. Proposed is the beginning of an integrated developmental and therapeutic model, with suggestions for further expansion of this whole notion.
Issue Date:1984
Description:166 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8409824
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1984

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics