Scott R. Garrels's research while affiliated with Fuller Theological Seminary and other places

Publications (7)

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Scapegoating in group psychotherapy is a pervasive, complex, and challenging phenomenon for many group leaders. How scapegoating is worked through by the group can have a profound impact on whole-group dynamics and functioning. Although some key aspects of scapegoating have been identified in the psychoanalytic literature, the authors urge group le...
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This exciting compendium brings together, for the first time, some of the foremost scholars of René Girard's mimetic theory, with leading imitation researchers from the cognitive, developmental, and neuro sciences. These chapters explore some of the major discoveries and developments concerning the foundational, yet previously overlooked, role of i...
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Until recently, the pervasive and primordial role of imitation in human life was either largely ignored or misunderstood by empirical researchers. This is no longer the case. It is now clear that investigations on human imitation are among the most profound and revolutionary areas of research contributing to the future of a more unified and coheren...
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Running head: Divergent thinking in ACC. Thesis (Ph. D.-Psych.)--Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 101-114).

Citations

... Individual scapegoating occurs when an individual blames another person for the anguish s/he/ is experiencing. Finlay et al. [7] uses the terms 'projection' and 'displacement' to explain individual scapegoating: scapegoaters project on to the scapegoat disagreeable characteristics they see in themselves; and they displace their frustration at dealing with anguish into aggression against the scapegoat, thereby cathartically relieving themselves of their psychic tension [8,9]. Individual scapegoating is thus a self-purification process [10,11]. ...
... Shamanism exemplifies the human capacity for group production of synchronized clapping and dancing and harmonized song and music for prolonged periods. These group enhancement technologies exploited an innate operator that Gardner called a bodilykinesthetic intelligence involving mimesis that functions through the operation of mirror neurons (see Garrels 2005Garrels , 2011Winkelman, 2015a for review in relationship to shamanism). ...
... Ironically, the discovery of the mirror neuron system in monkeys has been accompanied by a growing realisation that imitation can be seen as an almost exclusively human phenomenon (Tomasello, 1999;Donald, 2001;Zlatev, 2002;Garrels, 2004). As long as we assumed that imitation was a primitive, 'monkey-see, monkey-do' response, we could dismiss it as being too trivial to merit further research. ...
... Beden ve mekân arasında bir etkileşim alanı yaratabilmek için bedenlenen mekân kavramında canlılığa dair algıya değinilmesinin nedeni, insanın öykünmeci arzusu ve empati kurma içgüdüsüdür. Girard'ın psikolojik öykünme teorisi, insanın diğerlerinin jest, mimik ve davranışlarını taklit etme eğiliminden bahsetmektedir (Garrels, 2004 (Braitenberg, 1986 (Braitenberg, 1986). Sanatçı Maciek Albrecht'in Braitenberg araçlarından ...
... Shamanism exemplifies the human capacity for group production of synchronized clapping and dancing and harmonized song and music for prolonged periods. These group enhancement technologies exploited an innate operator that Gardner called a bodilykinesthetic intelligence involving mimesis that functions through the operation of mirror neurons (see Garrels 2005Garrels , 2011Winkelman, 2015a for review in relationship to shamanism). ...
... For example, on the Social Norms Questionnaire (Kramer et al., 2013) adults with AgCC demonstrated deficient understanding of the application of social norms in the form of over-adherence to social norms (Brown et al., 2021). Individuals with AgCC also have lower scores on the index of Creative Strengths on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, primarily due to lower scores in abstractness and elaboration (Garrels, 2004). Similarly, persons with AgCC responded to the pictures from the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) using fewer social, emotional, and cognitive words, suggesting diminished ability to imagine and elaborate these dimensions when telling stories related to the TAT pictures (Turk et al., 2010). ...