chapter  14
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Emotorics: A Psychomotor Model for the Analysis and Interpretation of Emotive Motor Behavior: Yona Shahar-Levy


Archetypal Developmental Directionality 279 Archetypal Core-Potentials of Emotive-Movement 279 Motor Activity Is an Ongoing Process of Psychomotor Choices 280 e Typology of Archetypal Interpersonal Settings and Emotive

Motor Prototypes Lays the Foundation for a Binary System for Emotive-Movement Assessment 281

General Remarks on the Binary Principle 281 Part Two: e Binary Model for Emotive-Movement Assessment 281

e Paradigmatic Binary Matrix of Emotive Movement Analysis 282 Binary Transitions Links and Interweaving between

[P-0] Potential Units and the [P-1] Potential Units 282 Notation of Movement Processes in the Binary Chart 283 Contents of Binary Proles 287

Part ree: Dierential Evaluation of Emotive Motor Behavior Based on Binary Proles 287 Comparison of Vera and Nina Based on eir Cumulative

Binary Proles 292 A Final Word 292 Endnote 294 References 294 Bibliography 296

Emotive movement• Paradigmatic typology of emotive movement• Archetypal relational settings•

Self within a parental envelope• Self in forceful, vertical postures in a relatively open inter-• personal space

Universal prototypes of emotive motility• e attachment psychomotor prototype• e forceful face-to-face psychomotor prototype•

Paradigmatic potentials of emotive movement vs. Personal move-• ment Patterns Physical gravity vs. interpersonal gravitation• Psychomotor choices• A binary matrix of potential emotive motor elements•

22 Binary potentials• 3 Dynamic modiers• Binary transitions and interweaving•

Primary motor behavior vs. secondary motor behavior• Retrieved memory clusters•

e motor system is the overt aspect of brain functioning and psychological processes. It speaks in the language of visible body shapes, postural attitudes, tension contours, and rhythmic patterns. e basic grammar of this language consists of muscle contraction vs. muscle relaxation, of movement ow vs. movement inhibition, of body parts and joint orchestration, and of the body’s varying relations to space, time, and objects.1