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Eric Joseph Kolb

Eric Joseph Kolb
Independent Researcher · Psychology / Philosophy / Theology

PhD. Psych.

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Introduction
Currently I am working on a project with the working title, The Psychology of God. In my latest work with Children with Autism and their families led me to research theological constructs from a psycholgical perspective. Before I became a psychologist I worked as a professional performing artist, which has greatly influenced and improved my skills in working with children and their families. Due to an illness, I am no longer able to contine this work in practice, but I will continue to contemplate and write about the mysteries of human behavior.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - December 2017
BAG Zirkuspädagogik e.V.
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Emotionale Kommunikation besteht aus alle mögliche Verhalten in Mimik, Gestik, Haltung, und Bewegung, die an sich keinen symbolische Bedeutung haben aber die trotzdem eine wichtige Rolle in der Projektion und Wahrnehmung von Kommunikation ins Gesamt.
January 2007 - present
Directed Expression
Position
  • Dr. Eric J. Kolb
Description
  • Offering support for Families with Children with development and behavior problems. Conducting independant research on the topics of Sensory Integration, Humor, Emotion, Emotional Communication.
Education
August 2011 - February 2017
Capella University
Field of study
  • Psychology: Emotional Processing
September 2007 - March 2010
Capella University
Field of study
  • Counseling Psychology: Humor Studies
September 1989 - March 1994
Ohio University
Field of study
  • Math

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Publications (8)
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The human sense of humor is an extremely interesting and complicated subject. As an attribute, the human sense of humors has been a source of pleasure, comfort, and defense. It may serve as a moderating social tool, a shield against attack, or a weapon of aggression. The faucets of humor are wide and numerous, which has lead to the practice of usin...
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Christian theology and scientific psychology dress many of the same issues but from different perspectives and arrive at different conclusions. This work examines theological concepts from a psychological perspective, and psychological concepts from a theological perspective.
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About a year ago I started a book project with the title, “The Psychology of God.” Every week I wrote a 5-page essay, in which I examined various psychological concepts from a theological perspective, as well as various theological concepts from a psychological perspective. As a psychologist, I’ve studied the processes of human development, beh...
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Emotional communication is defined as a non-verbal, non-symbolic communication that generally takes place outside of conscious awareness, but nevertheless, may contribute significantly toward communication. The concept of status, as used and understood in the field of performing arts, is a means of describing, inducing, and controlling emotional co...
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This work reviews some of the controversial issues related to ADHD such as Diagnosis, Measurement, Medication, and Therapy. While each of these Issues have been debated in depth in the past 20 years or more of ADHD research, conclusive knowledge of ADHD is yet to be found in terms of causes or cures. However, recently it has been suggested that the...
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Status is an aspect of the performing arts, which is used to help actors depict realistic characters and scenes. Actors create realistic characters and scenes by increasing their conscious awareness of status, so that they may clearly demonstrate their relationships to people, objects, and environments. In psychology this aspect of status could be...
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Autistic Disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder and is characterized by three categories of symptoms: qualitative impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or interests, from which the DMS-IV:TR diagnostic Criteria for autistic disorder have been developed....

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The topic of my study is Emotional communication. Categorical measures of emotional somatic and facial expression will be assessed with the STAI serving as the outcome variable in the AVONA.
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In my dissertation on emotional processing, I would like to cross reference my measurements on emotional communication with a measure of EI and/or personality.
My measurement of emotional communication will be taken with the FACS and an ordinal measurement of the concept of status, as it is understood in the field of the performing arts.

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
About a year ago I started a book project with the title, “The Psychology of God.” Every week I wrote a 5-page essay, in which I examined various psychological concepts from a theological perspective, as well as various theological concepts from a psychological perspective. As a psychologist, I’ve studied the processes of human development, behavior, and learning. But as a child of God, I find that I too am in a process of development, learning, and behavior regulation. So, I had the idea to write about the psychology of God and found that the development we go through as children is essentially the same developmental process we go through as children of God.
Project
Using the concept of Status, as it is understood in the field of the performing arts and especially improv, an ordinal level of measurement of status will be tested for association to a dichotomous variable of active or in active emotional facial expression, derived by identifying emotion specific action units by means of the FACS.