Psychophysical Education: An Introduction

What is psychophysical education, and why is it important? Perhaps more than anything else, the term “psychophysical education” describes what is most essential and revolutionary about our work at the Institute and at Columbia Teachers College, where we are trying to describe an aspect of child development that is completely misunderstood and badly needed…

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Meet the Scholar, Support the Program!

Meet the Scholar, Support the Program!

This week, we are proud to introduce our doctoral student to all of you and announce that Teachers College has established an endowment fund to support research in Psychophysical Education. Our hope is that this fund will eventually provide sustaining support not just for our student, Ms. Fenamore, but for future scholars interested in carrying on her work in Psychophysical Education. Meet the scholar…

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The Psychology of Everyday Action (Ideomotor Action, Part 5)

The Psychology of Everyday Action (Ideomotor Action, Part 5)

Like other actors and voice professionals before him, Alexander studied movement and breathing. But his discovery of the primary control, and the difficulties he encountered in preventing his harmful manner of use, led him into the much broader region of volition and action, placing his work not in the field of movement and tension, but squarely in psychology…

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