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Die befreiende Wirkung des Als-Ob – Philosophische und psychologische Perspektiven auf Theater als Therapie

Ulrike Pompe-Alama, Ulrike Cress, Sabine C. Koch

Pages 61 - 73

This contribution explores how the therapeutic potential of theatre can be investigated by integrating philosophical and psychological models of the interaction of body and mind. The authors suggest that an adequate account of how acting out fictional situations affects the cognitive handling of and emotional coping with traumatic events (“catharsis”), can be developed by combining insights on the effectivity of Creative Arts Therapies with cognitive models of learning and knowledge transfer.


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